Major helicopter maintenance contract to Astec

The Norwegian company Astec has been awarded a manitenance contract worth NOK 1.2 billion by a group of French/German helicopter producers.

The Norwegian company Astec has been awarded a manitenance contract worth NOK 1.2 billion by a group of French/German helicopter producers.

The contract will ensure work at Astec's shops at Sola, Rogaland, for several years.

According to Stavanger Aftenblad, the contract has been signed with the Frensch/German firm Eurocopter and the multinational NH Industries in Marseilles.

The contracts are part of a major countertrade agreement for Norwegian industry, after the Norwegian Air Force purchased 14 helicopters, model NH-90.

The contract also includes an option for expansion, according to NRK.

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