KONGSBERG opens test facility for dynamic components onboard maritime helicopters.
Text:KONGSBERG DEFENCE & AEROSPACE
Photo:HELENE STRØM BERGSET
Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace opens new helicopter facility including a multi-purpose test stand for testing of helicopter transmission systems.
The new facility forms an important part of an expanded co-operation with Leonardo Helicopters. For more than 30 years, KONGSBERG has co-operated successfully with Leonardo related to MRO of transmission systems for the Sea King helicopter.
With the new facility and extended agreements with Leonardo, KONGSBERG is now in a position to perform MRO and test of gear boxes for the NH-90 and the AW101 helicopters.
KONGSBERG will support a fleet of more than 100 helicopters including NH-90 and AW101 fleets in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and other international customers. The associated scope of work will extend for another 25-30 years.
“We are proud of our new state of the art helicopter MRO facility. The expanded co-operation with Leonardo demonstrates KONGSBERG’s position as provider of high end helicopter MRO services and secures in-country support for the Norwegian helicopter fleet as well as efficient support for international end users”, said Eirik Lie, President of Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace.