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Optima Aero Provides Long Term Engine Lease to UI Helicopter & South Korea Forestry Service

Optima Aero inc and UI helicopter CO Ltd have entered into a long term agreement in which Optima Aero will lease PT6T-3B engines to UI Helicopters CO Ltd in the context of a long term contract with South Korean Forestry Services to support Bell 412.

This new long term engine leasing service by Optima Aero, allows operators to avoid large capital investments related to engine overhauls while benefiting from reasonably priced expensed payments over a 3 to 5 year period. The program also includes the full coverage of Optima Aero's Optimal Power Support, an industry leading hourly maintenance program. The engines were overhauled by Mint Turbines LLC and had exceptional performance on test.

"Optima Aero tailored an advantageous long term lease offering that enabled UI Helicopter to adjust to customer requirements. Once the service concept agreed, Optima Aero also delivered the engines quickly"

- Jaeyeon Hwang, production director at UI Helicopters UI Helicopter CO Ltd, Established in 1986, is based in Seoul, Korea. The company engages in the production, sales, and maintenance of helicopters. The company offers airframe, aircraft painting, testing and analysis, component overhaul, and other helicopter related services. It serves government agencies, including Ministry of National Defense, Fire Department, Police Department, and others

Optma Aero inc. Established in 2010, is based in the greater Montreal, Canada. The company supports the helicopter industry with innovative services targeted to P&WC engines and allows operators and MRO organisations to reduce DMCs, improve capital efficiency and increase asset availability. The services include long term leasing, event management, with financing options, hourly maintenance programs and engine sales / exchanges. It serves MRO organisations, government agencies and commercial operators in all medium helicopter operations.

Mint Turbines LLC Incorporated in 1981, Mint Turbines LLC has over 30 years experience and specializes in the maintenance, repair, overhaul and testing of the Honeywell T53 series and Pratt & Whitney PT6 series, turbine engines.b






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