€1.85 Million a Year in Addition to Existing Air Force Contract
After a competitive procurement against a significant number of bidders, Indra has been awarded a framework agreement to provide engineering services to establish and maintain airworthiness certification for all Spanish Army aircraft.
The expected amount of the contract amounts to €7.4 million over four years from 2019 to 2022, extendable for another two years, which would raise the total amount to €11.1 million. The award reinforces Indra’s position as a leading company in the provision of engineering and maintenance services for aircraft of the Ministry of Defense. The company already provides this same type of service at present for Air Force aircraft.
The work that will be carried out for the Army will make it easier to obtain or renew the military certificates of airworthiness required for the NH-90, CHINOOK CH-47F, EC-665 TIGRE, EC-135, AS532 COUGAR, AS332 SUPER PUMA, UH-1H and AB-212, as well as for all of its current remotely piloted systems (RPAS), among which are the autonomous sensor-fitted intelligence platforms (PASI), the RAVEN and the HUGINN, as well as the upcoming RPAS systems.
The term of this certification is essential for the aircraft to be able operate with full security and it must be periodically in order to retain it. Consistent effort is therefore needed in order to control systems and equipment configuration, demonstrating compliance with the approved maintenance programme, resolution of faults and analysis of the documentation issued by the manufacturers and the airworthiness authorities.
With this contract, Indra reinforces its support to the Ministry of Defence by providing specialised personnel and high-tech equipment in all steps of the maintenance process, both organically and in the company’s own facilities.