9-Oct-2018 Source: Ex-Change Parts
Swedish Defence Material (FMV) and Ex-Change Parts AB have signed an agreement for the sale of Super Puma helicopter system with 6 ea. AS332M1 helicopters including a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July and delivery to Ex-Change Parts will be completed in October.
Ex-Change Parts CEO Elmir Andersson comments: “This is a great project that fits Ex-Change Parts well. We are now able to offer a complete and very cost-effective helicopter system to military operators worldwide. The Super Puma is a much proven and reliable helicopter which excellent supportability from both OEM and independent MRO suppliers, guaranteeing high operational availability and low operating costs.
The six helicopters are in exceptionally good condition with low flight hours and maintained to the highest standards. We will now cooperate with the industry’s leading AS332 MRO suppliers to refurbish and configure the helicopters to specific customer requirements.
We have worked hard over the last two years to make this project possible. This includes additional export controls as well as airworthiness regulations on handling civilian and military material as stipulated by OEM Airbus Helicopters and civil aviation authorities including EASA. I want to thank all of our dedicated team that has made this possible!”
HeliHub.com editor note
Our research identifies the six aircraft as follows – each starting with the Swedish military serial
10402, Airbus msn 2247
10405, Airbus msn 2283
10407, Airbus msn 2287
10410, Airbus msn 2304
10411, Airbus msn 2410
10412, Airbus msn 2412
Four of these have been in store at Linkoping, and two at Lulea