Turbomeca and Turkey sign a support contract for the Makila 1A1 engines powering the Cougar state helicopters
Bordes, 6 January 2009
Last December, Turbomeca and the Turkish Ministry of Defense signed a contract for setting up a repair center for the Turbomeca Makila 1A1 turbo shaft engines equipping the 50 Cougar helicopters operated by the Turkish Army.
This new repair center is based at Eskiºehir, in the Tusas Engine Industries, governmental repair center. It offers up to level 4 repair for the Makila 1A1 engines installed on the Turkish Cougar helicopters acquired in the 1990's. With this contract, the Turkish defense sees the proximity of the Turbomeca engine support significantly reinforced, thus increasing its autonomy. In addition, the Turkish Turbomeca customers benefit today from the proximity of a field representative, based in Ankara. The Turbomeca fleet in Turkey is mainly linked to the current military market, for which this new support contract represents a new step.
Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 50 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. With 2,350 customers in over 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 15 sites, 26 TurboSupport Centers, 24 repair centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. The Head Office is based in Bordes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (south-west France). Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.