Kongsberg Aviation Upkeep Companies (KAMS) has entered into contracts with Leonardo for upkeep providers for the Norwegian fleet of SAR Queen / AW101 Search & Rescue helicopters within the interval 2022-2026. The agreements cowl logistics providers to be delivered from KAMS headquarters at Kjeller, in addition to upkeep providers to be delivered to the SAR bases at Sola, Ørland, Bodø, Banak, Florø, and Rygge when the SAR Queen helicopters step by step will substitute the Sea King helicopters. The contracts have a complete worth of roughly 260 MNOK and signify a continuation of a framework settlement for upkeep providers entered into in 2016.

“We’re happy with the continued belief from Leonardo, which allows us to contribute to the excessive operational availability of the Search & Rescue Service in Norway, as now we have completed for the previous 50 years. We sit up for additional growing the collaboration with Leonardo and the Search & Rescue Service in Norway within the years to return, “says Atle Wøllo, President of Kongsberg Aviation Upkeep Companies.


Royal Norwegian Air Power Leonardo AW101 SAR Helicopter

The Leonardo AW101 is a medium-lift helicopter in navy and civil use. First flown in 1987, it was developed by a three way partnership between Westland Helicopters in the UK and Agusta in Italy in response to nationwide necessities for a contemporary naval utility helicopter. The AW101 is called SAR Queen within the Royal Norwegian Air Power service. The primary AW101 was delivered in November 2017. The Norwegian AW101s formally began working within the rescue position on 1 September 2020. The Sea Kings might be phased out step by step till the center of 2023, after 47 years of service.

KONGSBERG performs providers on key dynamic helicopter parts: most important, tail, and intermediate gearboxes, most important and tail rotor heads, and drive shafts.KONGSBERG carries out work on the next parts for Sea King, AW101, and NH-90: Primary Gear Field, Primary Rotor Head, Accent Gearbox, Intermediate Gear Field, Tail Gear Field, Tail Rotor Head, and Drive Shafts. Beforehand, KONGSBERG has participated within the F-16 program with manufacturing and upkeep of Adapter Penguin MK3 missile, Air Circulation Tools (Cooling Turbine), Brake & Anti-Skid System. KONGSBERG has additionally been concerned within the upkeep of the next artillery: L70 Anti-Plane Gun and 20 mm Anti-Plane Gun.