What is the Puma 2 Gazelle Team?

The Puma 2 Gazelle (P2G PT) team, part of the Helicopters Operating Centre, provides operational and in-service support to the Puma and Gazelle helicopter fleets, including the function of Engineering Authority and the management of Logistic and Maintenance support to both fleets operated by Joint Helicopter Command (JHC).

Responsibilities include repair and overhaul, spares, technical engineering support such as airworthiness and safety management, and other in-service support.

The team was responsible for the Acquisition Programme to deliver the Puma Life Extension Programme (LEP). This programme involved major system upgrades including digital cockpit, more powerful engines and an up-rated tail rotor as well as the associated changes to support arrangements including training. Full Operating Capability was achieved in January
2016.

Reference

Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

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