Turbomeca renews contract with France, covering the engines powering helicopters

Issue No. 19 | October 01-15, 2012

Turbomeca has renewed the MCO (global support package) contract, entitled MCO 2, with the French Government. The first contract, MCO 1, was signed in 2001 with the DGA.

Turbomeca undertakes, under the terms of this contract, to ensure availability of the 1,408 turbo-shaft engines equipping French Government helicopters for a 10-year period.

These helicopters are used for military and paragovernmental missions of the French Air Force, Army, Navy Police, Civil Security and DGA flight-testing.

The main services included in MCO 2 are overhaul and repair of engines and accessories; on-site technical support; supply of spares; implementation of a stock of fungible parts and accessories; user training in equipment maintenance and supply of maintenance documentation.

Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca Chairman and CEO, said “The MCO 1 contract was exemplary with maximised availability for our engines. We are proud of the renewed confidence of the French Government in our capability to support the fleets of the French Army and French Government services.”