RUAG MRO Switzerland has been awarded the publicly tendered maintenance contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) for its Pilatus PC-7 trainer aircraft.
The contract appoints the company as the maintenance service provider for the propellers of the PC-7 aircraft until the end of 2022, with the option to extend the contract until the end of its life cycle in 2026. It replaces the previously existing agreement for Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) for PC-7 propeller maintenance.
RUAG MRO Switzerland in Lodrino is one of 24 “Recommended Service Facilities” worldwide for Hartzell Propeller, the global market leader among Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for propellers.
The Royal Netherlands Air Force has been a long-standing customer of RUAG MRO Switzerland and has relied on the company’s expertise in PC-7 Life Cycle Management for some ten years.
“We are delighted about this order. As a technology partner of the Swiss Army, these synergies in the third market allow us to expand our competencies sustainably and in the long term,” explains Max Grob, Business Development Manager Propeller Aircraft & UAV, RUAG MRO Switzerland.
RUAG MRO Switzerland is a certified repair facility for the Pilatus PC-6, PC-7 and PC-9 training aircraft and has been audited and accredited by the Royal Netherlands Air Force according to the NLD-MAR military guidelines.