2-Jan-2014 Source: INAER
INAER Spain will take over the maintenance of the Armed Forces’ fleet of AB 212 helicopters. The contract was awarded through a public competition by the Nato Support Agency (NSPA) and will last three years with the option of a two year extension.
INAER has already taken delivery of the first AB 212 at its maintenance centre in Albacete. The operating base is one of INAER’s four Aeronautical Maintenance Centres in Spain. The contract includes the maintenance of the aircraft as well as the completion of compulsory inspections and the supply of replacement parts. INAER will also maintain the rotors and components of the helicopters and carry out repairs for the specific operations they perform.
“The new contract shows that INAER is becoming a regular service provider for the Spanish Armed Forces,” said Manuel López Aguilar, CEO of INAER. “The company continues to put itself forward as a benchmark in maintenance services and the repair and the modernisation of military aircraft. We are adding this new experience to a long history of work with the Spanish Ministry of Defence and other European State Institutions.”
INAER has 48 years’ experience in helicopter maintenance. From its Aeronautical Maintenance Centres, the company maintains its own fleet as well as those of third party providers. INAER is also the “Service Station Centre” for the world’s leading manufacturers of helicopters and engines. These official service centres provide an exclusive maintenance service which guarantees the highest levels of technical safety.
About INAER (www.inaer.com)
INAER is Spain’s leading provider or aerial emergency services and maintenance, specialising in mission critical operations such as air ambulance, civil defence, sea and mountain search and rescue, coastal and fishing surveillance, fire fighting, training and aircraft maintenance.
INAER is part of the Avincis Group, the world’s leading provider of aerial emergency services. The group’s principal mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide secure transport for people and high value equipment. Avincis’ different operating companies operate in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Ireland, Norway, Australia, Chile, Peru and the United Kingdom.
In 2012, Avincis completed 108,500 flight hours and carried out 50,600 medical emergency operations, successfully tackled 7,800 wildfires, rescued a total of 8,600 people and transported 175,900 employees of the energy industry.