Airbus Military Awards EADS SECA the Technical Support of PW127G Engines Fitted on CASA 295 Aircraft

Gonesse, September 2010. EADS SECA has been awarded by Airbus Military a seven year contract for the follow-up and maintenance support of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127G engines as part of the global support contracts proposed to C295 operators (medium-sized military transport aircraft).

“This agreement perfectly reflects our strategy of developing services to aircraft manufacturers and enables EADS SECA to enhance its know-how, expertise and reputation both on civil and military markets. This première between our two companies opens the way to other future international cooperation projects aiming at offering flexibility and proximity to customers worldwide,” says Fabrice Dumas, CEO of EADS SECA.

EADS SECA is a major leader in aero-engine maintenance both on business and regional aviation market and licensed to perform all levels of scheduled and unscheduled engine maintenance by major aircraft engine manufacturers, including the full range of required service from line maintenance to engine overhauls.

Headquartered in France, EADS SECA is an entity of EADS SOGERMA, a fully owned subsidiary of EADS Group a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services.

“This agreement is part of the Airbus Military Services vision of being the premier European provider of global support and related services for Military Transport and Mission Aircraft” said Richard Thompson, EVP Services. “Our goal is to create, protect and grow value for our customers, stakeholders and partners. We want to provide them world-class services and support, and to continuously improve the value, quality and scope of our service offering to better satisfy their needs.”

Airbus Military is the only military and civic and humanitarian transport aircraft manufacturer to develop, produce, sell and support a comprehensive family of airlifters ranging from three to 45 tonnes of payload. Within Airbus, Airbus Military is responsible for the A400M programme, as well as the Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) A330 and for further military derivatives based on Airbus civil aircraft. Together with the smaller C-295, CN-235 and C-212, Airbus Military is the global leader in the market segments for light and medium-sized military transport aircraft. Altogether Airbus Military has sold more than 1,000 aircraft with over 650 flying with more than 100 operators worldwide.