Ex-Change Parts acquires Super Pumas
October 11, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
Ex-Change Parts AB signed an agreement to acquire six Super Puma helicopters from the Swedish Armed Forces. The deal includes what Ex-Change Parts describes as a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July 2018 with delivery to Ex-Change Parts to be completed in October.
“This is a great project that fits Ex-Change Parts well,” Ex-Change Parts CEO Elmir Andersson said. “We are now able to offer a complete and very cost-effective helicopter system to military operators worldwide. The Super Puma is a much proven and reliable helicopter which excellent supportability from both OEM and independent MRO suppliers, guaranteeing high operational availability and low operating costs.”
Andersson continues to explain the six helicopters are in exceptionally good condition with low flight hours and have been maintained to the highest standards. Upon delivery, Ex-Change Parts plans to cooperate with the industry’s leading AS332 MRO suppliers to refurbish and configure the helicopters to specific customer requirements.
“We have worked hard over the last two years to make this project possible,” Andersson said. “This includes additional export controls as well as airworthiness regulations on handling civilian and military material as stipulated by OEM Airbus Helicopters and civil aviation authorities including EASA. I want to thank all of our dedicated team that has made this possible.”