Safran, Thai Aviation Industries sign support deal
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an MoU with Thai Aviation Industries to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) to support helicopter engines operated by the Royal Thai Armed Forces.
Makila-powered H225Ms and an Arriel-powered fleet of H125M, H145M, AS365N3+ and H155 are in operation within the Royal Thai Air Force, Army, Navy, Police and Survey Department.
This MoU follows the signature earlier this year of a Global Support Package (GSP) to support Makila 2A1 engines operated by the Royal Thai Air Force.
This long-term agreement will be executed through TAI, the main aircraft repair and maintenance service provider in Thailand for the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Police. TAI, in partnership with Safran, will provide helicopter engine line maintenance, depot repair, inventory management and technical support expertise to ensure availability of the Safran Helicopter Engines' fleet in operation.
Safran notes that the GSP guarantees availability at a fixed price per engine flying hour and provides the customer with high levels of autonomy and budget control.