AgustaWestland and LOM Praha Sign MoU for Industrial Collaboration
- Cooperation on helicopter support, training and kit design/manufacturing in Czech Republic
- LOM Praha is a state-owned company with experience in aircraft support, training, and modernization
- The partnership would support the AW139M offered by Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland for the Czech Ministry of Defence multipurpose military helicopter requirement
- With 920 units ordered in 70 nations, the AW139 is the bestselling, latest generation helicopter in its category and is in service withmany armed forces
Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with LOM Praha s.p. of the Czech Republic. Under the MoU the partners are paving the way for cooperation in the field of helicopter maintenance, training, servicing and support, as well as the designing and manufacturing of helicopter kits. The partnership would be firmly established in the event Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland’s solutionfor the Czech Ministry of Defence’s multipurpose helicopter requirement is selected. AgustaWestland is offering the AW139M multi-role military helicopter.
A state-owned company with experience in maintenance, training, repair, overhaul and modernization of aircraft and helicopters, as well as training solutions for NATO and an established service supplier to the Czech Ministry of Defence, LOM Praha would strongly benefit from industrial cooperation with Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland.
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This partnership, together with Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland’s commitment to pursue further industrial collaboration opportunities in the Czech Republic, will enable outstanding long term support and training capabilities to be delivered to the Czech Armed Forces.
Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company (Milan: FNC.MI)
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