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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Swedish Forces Learn Arrius 2K2 Maintenance for AW109s

By Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor

The Swedish armed forces have increased their skills in maintaining Turbomeca’s Arrius 2K2 engines with the completion of the first training courses covering Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance. This is linked to the EASA part 147 license and covers the continuous reinforcement of acquired skills.

The Swedish Air Force has 20 AgustaWestland A109 LUHs for EMS, surveillance, troop transport and rescue missions, eight of which fulfill a maritime role. The Arrius 2K2 engine powers the AW109 LUH, not only for Sweden but also for the South African Air Force (30) and the Malaysian Army (11).

The Swedish forces have 43 Arrius 2K2 engines in operation (40 installed on 20 A109 LUHs and three spares).

The Swedish training courses resulted from an agreement earlier in the year between Turbomeca Germany, the Turbomeca Training Center, the Swedish Armed Forces Training School and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV).

Turbomeca has produced more than 2,300 Arrius engines, logging upwards of three million flight-hours to date for 430 customers in 60 countries.
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