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Safran signs engine support contract for New Zealand NH90 fleet

20th July 2022 - 15:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


The RNZAF operates a total of eight NH90 TTH helicopters. (Photo: Safran)

Engine manufacturer Safran has signed a contract to support the engines of the Royal New Zealand Air Force fleet of eight NH90 helicopters, covering 21 RTM 322 turboshafts.

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract to support the engines of the NH90 TTH fleet operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). This Support-By-the-Hour-Military (SBH) contract formalises a long-term MRO and services agreement supporting a total of 21 RTM 322 engines.

This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Australia in Sydney. Cédric Jochum, the company's MD, said: 'This SBH marks a major milestone in the strong partnership that has been built over the last decade between the RNZAF and Safran Helicopter Engines Australia while supporting their engines.'

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the RNZAF has a total inventory of eight N90s active out of nine originally delivered. The service has achieved availability rates of 60%.  

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