AgustaWestland to support SAAF AW109LUH fleet
AgustaWestland has announced that it has signed a comprehensive service support contract for the South African Air Force’s (SAAF’s) fleet of AW109LUH helicopters. The annual contract, announced on 21 September, includes the provision for it to be extended for up to 5 years.
The contract will see AgustaWestland be responsible for the delivery and provision of spares, support equipment, D-Level maintenance as well as component repair and overhaul services. The company will also provide an on-site support team, technical support services, training and technical publication updates under the comprehensive support contract.
Patrick Chabrat, head of regional sales for AgustaWestland, said: ‘This wide ranging support contract will maximise aircraft availability whilst providing through life support cost savings to the customer. The AW109LUH has proven itself to be an ideal multi-role helicopter for the South African Air Force and this contract will enhance the availability of the aircraft to perform the wide range of tasks it is assigned.’
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