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Royal Jordanian Air Force signs $8m deal for Black Hawk fleet

Latest from Farnborough Airshow also include $100m Yemen Airways engine deal.

Royal Jordanian Air Force signs $8m deal for Black Hawk fleet
BLACK HAWK: The deal will see SAS support the RJAF’s fleet of 13 S-70A Black Hawk helicopters. (Getty Images)

Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has signed an estimated $8m agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) at this year’s Farnborough Airshow in the UK.

The one-year deal will see SAS support the RJAF’s fleet of 13 S-70A Black Hawk helicopters, the military support company said in a statement.

"This contract allows the Royal Jordanian Air Force the flexibility to streamline procurement of parts and services for optimum fleet maintenance,” David Adler, president of Sikorsky Aerospace Services, said.

The RJAF and SAS have worked together for almost 18 years.

The agreement, which is renewable on a yearly basis, allows RJAF to order parts and services through Helicopter Support, a business unit of SAS.

SAS is a division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Meanwhile at Farnborough, Yemen Airways has awarded International Aero Engines (IAE) an order for V2500 engines to power 10 Airbus A320 aircraft.  

The agreement, worth approximately $100m, includes a long-term IAE aftermarket services agreement. Delivery of the engines is scheduled to begin in 2011.

IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium comprised of Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, the Japanese Aero Engines Corporation and MTU Aero Engines.

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