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Airbus, Enaer ink pact

The Times of India:  March, 2014

Bengaluru: Airbus Defence and Space and Enaer have signed a co-operation agreement in Chile to expand their existing joint business in aircraft maintenance and upgrading, thereby boosting activities such as the C212 aircraft Maintenance Centre and the upgrading of the fleet of C101 aircraft.

"The eventual aim of the agreement signed today by the European aerospace company and the Chilean company, which have been working together for more than 30 years, is to strengthen industrial ties between the two companies, taking into account the needs of the Chilean Armed Forces, as well as allowing Enaer to obtain approval as a Service Provider Centre for C212 aircraft," an official press note issued here said.

As part of its policy of establishing an "MRO Network", the European aerospace company has, for this purpose, identified Enaer as a possible preferred local partner for the maintenance of aircraft sold by Airbus Defence and Space and belonging both to the Chilean fleet and to other countries in Latin America.

The partnership agreement was signed today by the Head of Military Aircraft Sales at Airbus Defence and Space, Antonio Rodri'guez Barbera'n, and the CEO of Enaer and Chilean Air Force Brigadier General Henry Cleveland. The event took place as part of the eighteenth edition of the FIDAE International Aerospace Show, held from 25 to 28 March at the Arturo Merino Beni'tez Airport in Santiago de Chile.