French Air Force Selects Sabena Technics for Maintenance of their C-130H Hercules Fleet

Sabena technics has been selected by the French Ministry of Defense’s Maintenance Service (Le Service Industriel de l’Aéronautique, SIAé), to carry out part of the maintenance checks of French Air Force’s fleet of 14 C-130H Hercules tactical airlifter.

For four years, Sabena technics will perform from its Bordeaux site part of the type A and B checks as a subcontractor of the French Air Force’s maintenance facility (AIA) of Clermont-Ferrand. The first aircraft is expected this fall.

The French MRO has already been awarded last year with a contract for the training of SIAé’s C-130H B1 and B2 technicians as well as last January for the provision of initial stock, supply of spare parts and consumables as part of the logistical support of the entire fleet (at the Clermont-Ferrand site and Orléans-Bricy Air Force base).

“We are very proud to have earned the SIAé’s trust on this market! This new contract gives us the opportunity to master all the aspects of such a full-support program and get, thanks to the dedication of all the military and civil actors involved, the highest levels of aircraft availability”

says Gilles Foultier, SVP Military Affairs of Sabena technics.

This new notification reaffirms Sabena technics’ know-how in military MRO and reinforces its cooperation with the SIAé on the C130 aircraft.

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