Sweden-based Ex-Change Parts, a supplier of refurbished helicopter parts, has extended its service range to include the Airbus Helicopter EC135T1, having acquired one earlier this year from Morocco. The helicopter was airworthy but has been taken for part out to Sweden, where many parts have already landed in the company's warehouse at Dala airport. The company primarily delivers high-value parts globally to the helicopter industry, where the stringent standards in the aviation aftermarket demand services, inspections and certifications.
The reasons for acquisition of the EC135T1 model are:
Longevity and fleet size: The EC135T1 has been in service for a significant period, with many units still in operation globally. Its longevity in the market and the substantial fleet size mean a continuous need for spare parts.
Compatibility and interchangeability: There are strong advantages of commonality and compatibility within the EC135 family. Many components and parts are interchangeable between various EC135 models, including the T1. This commonality simplifies inventory management and enhances ability to serve a broader customer base.
Ongoing operator support: Airbus Helicopters continues to provide support and service for the EC135 family, including the T1 variant. This ensures that operators can keep their helicopters in operation for an extended period, creating a sustained market for replacement parts.
Proven reliability and safety: The EC135T1 has a well-established reputation for reliability and safety. It is often chosen for critical missions like EMS and law enforcement due to its excellent track record in these demanding roles. This reputation ensures a steady demand for replacement parts to maintain the airworthiness and safety of these aircraft.
Göran Enström, head of business development, says: “With an already strong track record of collaboration within the network of major helicopter operators worldwide, Ex-Change Parts continues to expand its capacity, ensuring the core services required to meet the ever-evolving needs of its customers."