Airbus Helicopters has signed a long-term maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) contract with the NATO Support Agency (NSPA) to support the German Federal Police’s fleet of EC135 rotorcraft. The NSPA is NATO’s Integrated Logistics and Services Provider Agency, which executed the procurement process for the service contract on behalf of the German Federal Police.
This service contract covers all 41 EC135 T2i rotorcraft in the Bundespolizei Fliegergruppe (German Federal Police Flying Squadron) fleet, with the initial aircraft to arrive at Airbus Helicopters’ Kassel-Calden, Germany maintenance facility later this month. The agreement has an initial three-year timeframe, with an extension option to five years.
EC135. Photo by Charles Abarr, Airbus Helicopters.
Maintenance services covered by the agreement include phase inspections, engine inspections, replacement of operation time limit parts (OTL), component repair and overhaul, the application of service bulletins, the compliance with service letters, the incorporation of engineering orders, as well as helicopter painting.
In addition to the German Federal Police Aviation Service’s current inventory of EC135s, the organization also operates EC155s, AS332 L1s and EC120s, the latter for training purposes only. Duties performed by the law enforcement agency include border patrol and search-and-rescue missions, along with the transportation of personnel and special forces in national and international environments.
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