In late December, Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defense signed a Follow-on Support Arrangement to provide support for the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet over the planned service life of the aircraft. The contract, worth an initial £100 million, is the first of two pricing periods which will see Airbus Helicopters provide full technical support and logistics until March 2022. The contract can be extended through March 2025, subject to the agreement of both parties.

As part of the company’s support offering, Airbus Helicopters will provide repair and overhaul services in addition to a parts-by-the-hour program, helping to ensure high availability with stable, competitive maintenance costs. The contract also includes training for all Puma avionics and mechanical technicians as well as engineering managers.