UMS SKELDAR and Airflite to Partner for MRO Service in Australasia

UMS SKELDAR has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airflite Pty. Ltd. to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and technical support services for the rotary unmanned UAV portfolio including the NATO-compliant flagship VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) SKELDAR V-200 and its variants. The agreement was announced at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide (4-6 September 2018), Australia.

According to the agreement Airflite, with operations across Australia, will become a technical support partner of UMS SKELDAR, the joint venture between Saab and UMS AERO GROUP. Airflite will provide support staff and maintenance and engineering services for the rotary V-200 UAV and its variants.

Airflite’s operations include facilities at four airports and two airforce bases covering Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria providing access to MRO services across the continent for land and sea-based customers.