New Support and Maintenance Contact for Helicopter 15 (AgustaWestland 109 LUHS)

2011-05-05

FMV has awarded Saab AB, Support and Services, a support and maintenance contract for Helicopter 15

The contract extends over a period of 6 years, beginning 2012, with options for additional 4 years. The agreement is a complete solution were Saab takes responsibility for all maintenance and inspections over 100 flight hours, Saab is also responsible for administration and management of the stock of spare parts and replaceable units as well as for maintenance tools.

– This maintenance contract gives flexibility to the Swedish Armed Forces regarding the availability of technicians and mechanics. The Swedish Armed Forces has the possibility to order additional technicians and mechanics, depending on availability of technicians and mechanics within Swedish Armed Forces in the future, « says Christer Mellgren, Programme Manager HKP15.

The agreement replaces the current ICS, Interim Contract Support, which AgustaWestland has had since 2002. ICS agreement has been necessary to build up knowledge and experience of HKP15 system.

– The new maintenance agreement enables the Swedish Armed Forces to plan cost-outcome over time and to be closely involved in the maintenance planning, concludes Christer Mellgren.

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