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KAMS Signs Norway SAR Maintenance Services Deal

Trio of Norwegian SAR Service AW101 Queen helicopters [image via Kongsberg]

KONGSBERG (KAMS) signs agreements with Leonardo for maintenance services for the Search & Rescue (SAR) Service in Norway.

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Press Release, Kongsberg, 05 January 2022: Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services (KAMS) has entered into contracts with Leonardo for maintenance services for the Norwegian fleet of SAR Queen / AW101 Search & Rescue helicopters in the period 2022-2026.

The agreements cover logistics services to be delivered from KAMS headquarters at Kjeller, as well as maintenance services to be delivered to the SAR bases at Sola, Ørland, Bodø, Banak, Florø and Rygge when the SAR Queen helicopters gradually will replace the Sea King helicopters.

The contracts have a total value of approximately 260 MNOK, and represent continuation of a framework agreement for maintenance services entered into in 2016.

“We are pleased with the continued trust from Leonardo, which enables us to contribute to the high operational availability of the Search & Rescue Service in Norway, as we have done for the past 50 years. We look forward to further developing the collaboration with Leonardo and the Search & Rescue Service in Norway in the years to come,” says Atle Wøllo, President of KAMS.

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Footnote: The Norwegian Search & Rescue Service is operated by the Ministry of Justice & Police and provides coverage of over one twelfth of the surface of the globe east of the Greenwich Meridian between 57°N and 82°N.

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