Turbomeca to continue French helicopter engine support
Turbomeca will continue to ensure the availability of 1,408 turbo-shaft engines equipping French government helicopters for a 10-year period under a renewed ‘MCO’ (Global Support Package) contract announced 19 September. The contract, entitled MCO 2 follows on from the original contract, MCO 1, signed in 2001.
The contract covers engine support for the helicopters used for military and para-governmental missions of the French Air Force (Armée de l’Air), army (Armée de Terre), navy (Marine Nationale), police (Gendarmerie), civil security (Sécurité Civile) and DGA (French Defense Procurement Agency) - flight testing.
The main services covered by the agreement include the overhaul and repair of engines and accessories, on-site technical support, supply of spares, implementation of a stock of fungible parts and accessories, user training in equipment maintenance, and supply of maintenance documentation.
Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca chairman and CEO said: ‘The MCO 1 contract was exemplary with maximised availability for our engines. We are proud of the renewed confidence of the French Government in our capability to support the fleets of the French Army and French government services.’
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