Turbomeca to support engines on Portuguese AW101 fleet

Turbomeca to support engines on Portuguese AW101 fleet 18 Jun, 15, Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran), Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) and DEFLOC (Locação de Equipamentos de Defesa, S.A.) have signed at the Paris Air Show, signed in the presence of the Portuguese Secretary of State, Assistant to The Minister of National Defense, Mrs Berta Cabral, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 fleet.

The engines of these rotorcrafts will be covered by a Global Support Package (GSP). GSP is a long term support contract that optimizes turboshaft availability and enables military operators to focus on their core activity.

Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support & Services, said, “this MoU is a new step in the partnership between Turbomeca and Portuguese Air Force. We are extremely proud of this new commitment for a GSP contract to support RTM322-powered rotorcrafts. We are committed to offer world-class support to the Portuguese Air Force”.

The Portuguese Air Force operates a fleet of 12 Turbomeca-powered EH101, dedicated to tactical airlift operations and search and rescue.

Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer and, since its foundation in 1938, has produced over 72,000 turbines. Turbomeca offers the widest range of helicopter engines in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries. Turbomeca has 15 sites and operates on each continent, providing its customers with a proximity service through 36 distributors and certified maintenance centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field Representatives and Field Technicians. Turbomeca subsidiary Microturbo is the leading European manufacturer of turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

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