Fighting Australia’s bushfires, HAI Heli-Expo highlights, flight testing Garmin’s GFC 600H, insurance issues, Starspeed Aviation, Alpine Aerotech & more!
Swedish Defence Material (FMV) and Ex-Change Parts AB have signed an agreement for the sale of a Super Puma helicopter system with six AS332M1 helicopters, including a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July and delivery to Ex-Change Parts will be completed in October.
Ex-Change Parts CEO Elmir Andersson said, “This is a great project that fits Ex-Change Parts well. We are now able to offer a complete and very cost-effective helicopter system to military operators worldwide. The Super Puma is a much proven and reliable helicopter which excellent supportability from both OEM and independent MRO suppliers, guaranteeing high operational availability and low operating costs.
“The six helicopters are in exceptionally good condition with low flight hours and maintained to the highest standards. We will now cooperate with the industry’s leading AS332 MRO suppliers to refurbish and configure the helicopters to specific customer requirements.
“We have worked hard over the last two years to make this project possible. This includes additional export controls as well as airworthiness regulations on handling civilian and military material as stipulated by OEM Airbus Helicopters and civil aviation authorities including EASA. I want to thank all of our dedicated team that has made this possible.”