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Royal Netherlands Air Force renews maintenance contract with RUAG

RUAG has been awarded the publicly tendered maintenance contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force for its PC-7 training aircraft. The award underlines RUAG’s expertise as a competent, efficient partner in the field of life cycle management of propeller aircraft.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has placed its trust in the cooperation with RUAG for a further two years, until the end of 2022. The contract appoints the company as maintenance service provider for the propellers of the Royal Netherlands Air Force PC-7 training aircraft – with the option to extend the contract until the end of its life cycle in 2026. It replaces the previously existing agreement for Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) in the field of PC-7 propeller maintenance. RUAG in Lodrino is one of 24 "Hartzell Recommended Service Facilities" worldwide, the global market leader among Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for propellers.

The Royal Netherlands Air Force has been a long-standing customer of RUAG and has relied on the company's expertise in PC-7 Life Cycle Management for some ten years. The Royal Netherlands Air Force’s continued confidence in RUAG underlines its expertise as a materials competence centre for propeller aircraft. “We are delighted about this order. As a technology partner of the Swiss Army, these synergies in the third market allow us to expand our competencies sustainably and in the long term," explains Max Grob, Business Development Manager Propeller Aircraft & UAV, RUAG. 

RUAG is a certified repair facility for the Pilatus PC-6, PC-7 and PC-9 training aircraft and has been audited and accredited by the Royal Netherlands Air Force according to the NLD-MAR military guidelines. The state-of-the-art infrastructure of the Lodrino site and its highly committed specialists make RUAG one of the leading partners of propeller aircraft operators worldwide. As an independent service provider, RUAG's offer includes the maintenance of the entire aircraft and its subsystems, such as engines and components, as well as implementing cockpit upgrades and value retention measures.   


For more information on RUAG, please contact Kirsten Hammerich, Senior Media Relations Manager, / Mobile +41 79 770 81 18

For more information on our services for propeller aircraft, please contact Max Grob, Business Development Manager Propeller Aircraft & UAV, / Mobile +41 79 636 44 25