Airbus Defence and Space and Enaer to extend cooperation
At the FIDAE show, Airbus Defence and Space and Enaer have signed a cooperation agreement 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.
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 Rodríguez Barberán, and the CEO of Enaer and Chilean Air Force Brigadier General Henry Cleveland.
“It was a great pleasure to sign this cooperation agreement with Enaer, a company with which we have such close historical ties. We are today strengthening not only our cooperation with this company, but with the whole Chilean aerospace industry, now gathered together during this latest edition of the Fidae show,” said Antonio Rodríguez Barberán.
Airbus Defence and Space and Enaer’s long-standing cooperation dates back to the 1980s, when they started working together on acquisition programmes for the Chilean Armed Forces. Their cooperation has been extended to various fields, from the manufacturing of the C101 to the joint production of parts for the CN235 and C295 aircraft, the development of airborne systems and the providing of maintenance services for the C212.