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Optima Aero, UI Helicopter enter leasing agreement

5th January 2018 - 08:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Optima Aero has entered into a long-term engine leasing agreement with UI helicopter, the company announced on 3 January.

Under the agreement, Optima Aero will lease PT6T-3B engines to UI Helicopters in the context of a long-term contract with South Korean Forestry Services to support Bell 412 helicopters.

The new long-term engine leasing service allows operators to avoid large capital investments related to engine overhauls, the Optima Aero said.

The programme also includes the full coverage of its optimal power support, an hourly maintenance programme.

Jaeyeon Hwang, production director at UI Helicopters, said: ‘Optima Aero tailored an advantageous long term lease offering that enabled UI Helicopter to adjust to customer requirements. Once the service concept was agreed, Optima Aero also delivered the engines quickly.’

According to Optima Aero, the engines were overhauled by Mint Turbines and had 'exceptional performance on test'.

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