KONGSBERG officially opens new helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, a business unit in Kongsberg Gruppen, today officially opened a new helicopter MRO facility including a multi-purpose Test Stand

1st Nov 2018


KONGSBERG officially opens new helicopter Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility.

Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS, a business unit in Kongsberg Gruppen, today officially opened a new helicopter MRO facility including a multi-purpose Test Stand for testing of helicopter transmission systems (gear boxes).

The new facility forms an important part of an expanded co-operation with Leonardo Helicopters. For more than 30 years, KONGSBERG has co-operated successfully with Leonardo related to MRO of transmission systems for the Sea King helicopter. 

With the new facility and extended agreements with Leonardo, KONGSBERG is now in a position to perform MRO and test of gear boxes for the NH-90 and the AW101 helicopters. KONGSBERG will support a fleet of more than 100 helicopters including NH-90 and AW101 fleets in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and other international customers. The associated scope of work will extend for another 25-30 years.

“We are proud of our new state of the art helicopter MRO facility. The expanded co-operation with Leonardo demonstrates KONGSBERG’s position as provider of high end helicopter MRO services and secures in-country support for the Norwegian helicopter fleet as well as efficient support for international end users”, said Eirik Lie, President, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS.

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