Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson has confirmed the extension of the organisation’s contract with the NZ Defence Force (NZDF) for the continued support of their P3K2 and C130H aircraft.
Mr Mathewson said that the signing of the contract signified Airbus’ support of the New Zealand Defence Force’s P3K2 and C130H to the end of their service life.
“The contract is split into two-year service blocks with the first service block ending in June 2020," Mathewson said.
“The scope includes aircraft maintenance, engine and propeller maintenance and component maintenance, including logistics, procurement and engineering in support of the maintenance activities. I’m delighted to add that maintenance on the SeaspriteSH2G(i) is also included in these arrangements.”
Mr Mathewson said that Airbus and New Zealand Defence Force had been actively working together for many years with this contract beginning in 1998.
“The continuation of this contract is testament to the open and robust working relationship both organisations enjoy,” he said.