Six former Swedish Armed Forces AS332M1 Super Pumas have been acquired by Ex-Change Parts – a Sweden-based specialist helicopter support company.
The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and Ex-Change Parts signed an agreement for the sale of the complete Super Puma helicopter system – as well as the six AS332M1 aircraft this includes a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, ground support equipment and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July and delivery to Ex-Change Parts will be completed in October.
Ex-Change Parts CEO Elmir Andersson said: “This is a great project that fits Ex-Change Parts well. We are now able to offer a complete and very cost-effective helicopter system to military operators worldwide. The Super Puma is a much proven and reliable helicopter which excellent supportability from both OEM and independent MRO suppliers, guaranteeing high operational availability and low operating costs.
“The six helicopters are in exceptionally good condition with low flight hours and maintained to the highest standards. We will now co-operate with the industry’s leading AS332 MRO suppliers to refurbish and configure the helicopters to specific customer requirements.
“We have worked hard over the last two years to make this project possible. This includes additional export controls as well as airworthiness regulations on handling civilian and military material as stipulated by OEM Airbus Helicopters and civil aviation authorities including EASA. I want to thank all of our dedicated team that has made this possible!”
Ex-Change Parts supplies parts and support for the Airbus Helicopters SA330 Puma, AS332 Super Puma and H225 platforms. The company also supports the H120 Colibri and AS365 Dauphin models and provides stock and parts for other helicopter manufactures including Bell, Leonardo, Sikorsky, Schweizer and MD Helicopters.