RUAG and Safran Helicopter Engines have extended their contract for maintenance of the fuel control units of the Makila engine that powers the Super Puma helicopter until 2021. Close partnerships with OEMs such as Safran enables RUAG to have consistently available resources to provide services, ensuring that helicopters continue to perform well.
RUAG carries out regular maintenance work on the Super Puma helicopters and its components. In addition to the Swiss Air Force, customers include foreign military units and civilian clients. The twin-engine Super Puma is powered by the Makila 1A1, manufactured by Safran. It offers a wide range of helicopter turboshafts and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries.
In order to ensure the reliability of the engines, regular maintenance work is essential. RUAG is a leading service providers for the Super Puma helicopter type. With over 60 years of experience, it delivers added value to the safety and performance of selected civil and military helicopters.
“We appreciate the reliable and transparent cooperation with Safran Helicopter Engines,” explains Max Grob, business development manager, propeller aircraft and UAV, RUAG Ltd. “Such partnerships help us to continuously expand our know-how and ensure our performance and reliability towards the Swiss Air Force and other customers.”
The close cooperation between RUAG and Safran Helicopter Engines has existed for many years. As an approved service centre, RUAG's Lodrino site regularly processes fuel control units for Makila 1A1 engines.