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NHIndustries and NAHEMA agree through-life support for NH90 helo

12 December 2018
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Nine operators of the NH90 have been brought together in a joint TLS contract that will run for at least five years, with an option to extend for a further five years. Source: Belgian MoD

NHIndustries and the NATO Helicopter Design and Development, Production and Logistics Management Agency (NAHEMA) have agreed a through-life support (TLS) contract for the NH90 helicopter that will run for at least five years.

The manufacturer of the helicopter and the agency that manages the multinational programme have signed a TLS contract for NH90s in-service with Australia, Belgium, Germany, Finland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, and New Zealand (it does not include Greece, Oman, Qatar, or Sweden).

Announced by the helicopter manufacturer on 11 December, the TLS covers 12 different variants of the NH90 in service with the nine nations and includes the option of extending the five-year term by a further five years.

As noted by NHIndustries, the TLS will cover continuing airworthiness, configuration management, remote technical assistance and support, and integrated logistic support (ILS) activities with special focus on technical publications. Additionally, the contract includes a variety of catalogue services that can be activated as required by the entire community or by dedicated nations. Previously, operator nations employed their own support contracts.

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