Turbomeca and Portuguese Air Force/DEFLOC sign MoU to support EH101 fleet
Le Bourget, Paris Air Show, 17 June 2015
Turbomeca (Safran), Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) and DEFLOC (Locação de Equipamentos de Defesa, S.A.) have signed at the Paris Air Show, signed in the presence of the Portuguese Secretary of State, Assistant to The Minister of National Defense, Mrs Berta Cabral, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 fleet.
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The engines of these rotorcrafts will be covered by a Global Support Package (GSP). GSP is a long term support contract that optimizes turboshaft availability and enables military operators to focus on their core activity.
Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support & Services, said, "this MoU is a new step in the partnership between Turbomeca and Portuguese Air Force. We are extremely proud of this new commitment for a GSP contract to support RTM322-powered rotorcrafts. We are committed to offer world-class support to the Portuguese Air Force".
The Portuguese Air Force operates a fleet of 12 Turbomeca-powered EH101, dedicated to tactical airlift operations and search and rescue.