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FL Technics helps with Chinook maintenance

9th June 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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FL Technics has completed a cooperation project involving the maintenance of CH-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters of the US Army, the company said on 6 June.

As part of the project, FL Technics provided support services and appropriate conditions for the maintenance of CH-47 Chinooks operated by the US Army 160th SOAR (A). The maintenance work on the MH-47G Special Operations Aviation (SOA) version of the Chinook was carried out in Lithuania.

Zilvinas Lapinskas, chief executive officer, FL Technics, said: ‘Being an approved NATO supplier as well as following an in-depth check by the US Army, we were chosen to provide FL Technics team support with regard to securing the best conditions for the work of aviation specialists from the US military.

'We assisted them during unloading the rotorcraft from Boeing C-17s and receiving all the necessary aviation safety permits. We also ensured that both the staff and helicopters would have a separate restricted area which meets the US Army’s high security requirements.

‘We are delighted that Lithuania is becoming a regional hub for the maintenance of not only civil, but military aircraft as well. Complying with the safety and reliability standards of NATO and the US, we hope to be able to support the alliance and its training programmes in future.’

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