Turbomeca do Brasil signs Makila engine support contract with Brasilian MoD

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) has signed a five year GSP (Global Support Package) contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, to cover the support of 100 Makila 2A gas turbines. The engines power the EC 725, operated by all three Brazilian armed forces and the Presidential transportation group. The GSP, a maintenance lease based on predicted fleet flight hours, is the first to be signed across the Brazilian armed forces. It demonstrates the confidence of Brazilian military customers in Turbomeca's capacity to support them, earned over 20 years of experience. The contract covers initial provisioning, technical support on-site, fleet and pool management and training. Turbomeca do Brasil: trusted partner of the Brazilian military forces The Brazilian armed forces have operated Turbomeca engines since 1980. Today, the fleet includes 230 Arriel & Makila engines and, with the delivery of a new EC 725 fleet, is set to grow. In 2008 Brazil ordered 50 EC 725 helicopters, powered by Makila 2As to be assembled, tested and overhauled at Turbomeca do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. Furthermore, in 2010, the Army launched a programme to update the Army's Pantera fleet with the Arriel 2C2CG.

Source: Safran S.A. (Paris: SAF.PA)
Date: Oct 20, 2011