HAL to Supply Spares and Repair 'Legacy' Helicopters of Argentinian Air Force

  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 05:34 PM, February 15, 2023
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HAL to Supply Spares and Repair 'Legacy' Helicopters of Argentinian Air Force
Argentina-HAL agreement for repair of A 315B Lama choppers

India's Hindustan Aeronautics LImited (HAL) today signed a contract with the Argentinian Air Force (AAF) to supply spares and repair legacy helicopters of 2 tonne class.
The contract was signed by Brigadier General Xavier Issac, Chief of AAF and C.B. Ananthakrishnan, CMD, HAL at the Aero India 2023 event today, HAL announced in a tweet. The helicopter under question was not identified.
However, the AAF has some 12 units of the French A 315B Lama choppers. The same helicopters are licence-manufactured in India under the name of "Cheetah" which could be termed as "legacy helicopters of the 2 tonne class."
Some of these Lama helicopters have been grounded since 2000 for want of spares and stoppage of support by the French OEM, Aerospatiale which no longer exists as a company.
Given HAL's extensive experience with maintenance of Cheetah helicopters, the agreement could help the AAF to keep its fleet of Lama helicopters in service for some time to come.

HAL to Supply Spares and Repair 'Legacy' Helicopters of Argentinian Air Force
A 315B Lama Helicopters
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