Euro­copter UK bags sup­port con­tract for 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters

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Eto fur­ther ex­pand our ser­vices in the mil­i­tary en­vi­ron­ment with this lat­est con­tract,” ex­plained Markus Steinke, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Euro­copter UK. “We in­tend to lever­age our sig­nif­i­cant sup­port ex­per­tise from Bri­tain’s civil he­li­copter hub at Ox­ford, which is proven to be highly re­ac­tive and cost ef­fec­tive, and in­tro­duce this into uro­copter UK’s role in main­tain­ing the United King­dom’s mil­i­tary he­li­copter ca­pa­bil­i­ties has been fur­ther ex­panded with the award of a three-year sup­port con­tract for the fleet of 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters be­ing up­graded by the com­pany to ex­tend their life, en­hance per­for­mance, mis­sion ca­pa­bil­ity and op­er­a­tional safety.

The con­tract – val­ued at ap­prox­i­mately 60 mil­lion eu­ros – fur­ther re­in­forces Euro­copter UK’s foot­print as on-shore ser­vice provider to the UK armed forces. Euro­copter UK’s sup­port ac­tiv­ity for the Puma Mk2 will be co­or­di­nated through its head­quar­ters at Ox­ford, Eng­land, which is close to the RAF’s Puma main op­er­at­ing base.

“As a ma­jor on­shore sup­plier to the UK Govern­ment and its agen­cies, we are proud

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