AgustaWestland North America has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to provide depot-level maintenance on three Egyptian Mk-2 variant H-3 helicopters.
The contract, worth $17.35 million, provides full funding and calls for complete refurbishment of the aircraft structure and all aircraft components. AWNA will also complete all safety checks to ensure the aircraft are flight ready.
R. Scott Rettig, CEO of AWNA, said “AgustaWestland North America is honored to receive this contract from the U.S. Navy. I am proud of our team and our close working relationship with the U.S. Navy. I look forward to future growth and successes of our Hagerstown operations, as we continue to expand our U.S. footprint and meet the specific needs of the U.S. Navy and Department of Defense.”
Work on the helicopters will be taking place at the company’s maintenance repair and overhaul facility in Hagerstown, Md., and is expected to be completed in December 2010.