September 27, 2013
The SIMMAD awards maintenance contract for France’s Eurocopter Puma helicopters to Sabena technics
The SIMMAD (Integrated structure in charge of the Maintenance in Operational Condition of the Defense’s aeronautical equipment) announced that Sabena technics, a leading independent MRO provider, will carry out the periodic and major checks of France’s Puma helicopters. This contract is part of Sabena technics’ commitment to broaden its range of services, which until now were aimed at civil and military aircraft, to all types of helicopters. Benefiting from the experience of Sabena, AOM and TAT operators, which shaped Sabena technics Group, as well as from its knowledge of military needs, the company has implemented nose-to-tail solutions for its civil and military customers, based on economic efficiency and fleet availability. The Puma’s first major check will start in November 2013 on the site of Sabena technics DNR (Dinard, France) and eventually, this contract could involve over a hundred helicopters.