The consortium formed by ENGIE Ineo (agent) and NHV (co-contractor) has won a maintenance and repair service contract for the Maintenance of Operational Condition (MCO) of Dauphin N helicopters (SA 365N) and planned visits of the cells and engines of Dauphin Pedros and Panthers. This four-year contract, signed by the “Integrated Structure of Operational Maintenance of Aeronautical Equipment of the Ministry of Defense” (SIMMAD) on behalf of the French Navy, began at the end of October. NHV and ENGIE Ineo decided to partner on this contract to combine their complementary knowledge and expertise in the aviation industry to ensure operational readiness of the fleet. According to the press release, “ENGIE Ineo brings its expertise in quality assurance, management and airworthiness requirements to provide MCO services, maintenance and repair of Accessories and Equipment (OAE), helicopter cells and engines.” ENGIE Ineo also deploys a logistics organization including forecasting calculations, supply of aeronautical spare parts, inventory management and the routing of spare parts on the various operating sites in metropolitan France. “Thanks to this contract, ENGIE Ineo continues to progress in the field of operational maintenance (MCO) in the aeronautical field. Our teams respond every day to the availability requests of Defense equipment, by outsourcing sensitive services such as the supply chain process or MCO,” explained Emmanuel Barthoux, Director of INEO Global Support. NHV, a major helicopter operator, which currently operates a fleet of more than 65 helicopters, provides technical support, including on-site technical assistance, Periodic Visits (PV) and Grand Visits (GV) for cells and engines of the French Navy’s entire Dauphin N (SA 365N) helicopter fleet. In addition, NHV will also remain stand-by for the VPs and GVs of the helicopter engines and cells of the French government’s Dauphin Pedro and Panther fleet. “This agreement allows us to showcase NHV’s capabilities in supporting maintenance programs for external clients while optimizing our own maintenance processes. Our extensive experience with Dauphin helicopters and our experienced employees give us a very solid foundation for this contract,” affirmed Eric Van Hal, Chief Executive Officer of the NHV Group.