GTA signs with SNECMA as local authorised company for maintenance work Wins contract to service RMAF new EC725 helicopter engine
Kuala Lumpur, March 10, 2012 – Global Turbine Asia (GTA), a local company leading the Malaysian industry in the rotor wing engines, in partnership with TURBOMECA signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with SNECMA, the world leader in aircraft and rocket engines. The MoU puts GTA as the local authorized structure to carry out maintenance work on SNECMA engines.
The signing between Dato Nonee Ashirin, GTA Chairman & Owner and Mr Didier Desnoyer, SNECMA Vice President Military, was witnessed by Datuk Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Minister of Defence Malaysia, at the last Defence Services Asia 2012 in Kuala Lumpur.
GTA has been selected to support the brand new Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) EC725 helicopter engine (TURBOMECA Makila 2A1) with a support concept called the Global Support Package.
GTA is currently supporting the Malaysian Military and Civilian helicopter customers, which
represent 23 operators and 200 engines. Within the Military customers, GTA is providing
support to RMAF, RMN, PUTD and MMEA.
This Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) package is a dedicated contract between the
RMAF and GTA, dissociated from the air framer support contract and focused on the engine
support only. GTA as the OEM front office in Malaysia, is in close and permanent connection
with the entire needed TURBOMECA departments. This support package is based on an
availability rate commitment at an agreed price giving the opportunity to the RMAF to focus on
its main goal, which is “to fly and do the mission”.
Dato Nonee said, “GTA believes that these performance based package could be also used in the framework of the TP400M engine support as an extension of the current concept agreed between the RMAF and GTA. The RMAF willing to perform “on wing” maintenance and to have the capability to do other maintenance tasks can be studied in the frame of this support package”.
Figure 3 – MOU Signing between Dato Nonee Ashirin, Chairman & Owner, GTA with Mr Didier Desnoyer VP Military, Snecma witnessed by Datuk Sri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, at DSA 2012