Eurocopter Reinforces Middle East Support

 - November 23, 2011, 10:33 AM

Eurocopter has entered into an agreement with Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) as part of the airframer’s continuing effort to strengthen its profile and customer support services in the United Arab Emirates. The move is aimed specifically at enhancing the company’s capability to serve the UAE Armed Forces. Under the terms of the agreement, GAL, an Abu Dhabi-based supplier of aerospace services in the UAE, will provide customer support services for the UAE’s Navy and Presidential Guard Command, including new spare parts, repairs, training and technical publications. Separately, the OEM also created a cooperative maintenance program for the Royal Jordanian Air Force AS 332 M1 Super Pumas. The contract with Jordan covers G-level major inspection, which are performed every 12 years, for 10 Royal Jordanian Air Force Super Puma AS 332 M1s. The program involves a cooperative training and work-sharing arrangement. Eurocopter will inspect the initial three helicopters while providing on-the-job training that will enable the Royal Jordanian Air Force to perform G-level checks on the remaining seven Super Pumas in Jordan.