WILSONVILLE, Ore. – June 19, 2017 – FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced a partnership with a leading Norwegian aircraft maintenance provider, AIM Norway (Aerospace Industrial Maintenance), to open a regional FLIR Service Center. The companies will partner to provide technical maintenance and support for FLIR’s electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems in service in Norway, including the Star SAFIRE 380-HDc, which the Norwegian Ministry of Justice will begin using this summer as part of their Norway’s All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter (NAWSARH) program.
The collaboration will provide FLIR maintenance and support capabilities for regional search and rescue (SAR), airborne law enforcement (ALE) and military customers where mission availability is paramount. Underpinned by a series of technical maintenance and assistance agreements, the organizations will open a center in Kjeller, Norway and deliver support for all current and future regional programs that utilize the FLIR Star SAFIRE family of products. FLIR will provide additional expedited parts replacements, special tooling, and technical support documentation to ensure all Norwegian customers achieve product availability requirements.
"FLIR and AIM Norway today support many critical operations and we are delighted to partner to deliver on our customer support commitments in Norway," said Kevin Tucker, Vice President and General Manager of FLIR Surveillance. “Ensuring full operation of our products both on land and offshore in the region is mission-critical for FLIR and our customers. Together with AIM Norway, we look forward to helping keep our customers operational and to building a great foundation for future business.”
“Our relationship with FLIR has grown over the years, and it is gratifying that FLIR views us as a strategic partner for support in Norway,” said Ove Haukåssveen, CEO of AIM Norway. “Norway has one of the most challenging operating environments in the world. We are proud to be part of a team providing solutions that help make it a safer place.”
With the combined local support, maintenance and repair capabilities of both organizations, FLIR continues to position itself in Europe, and the world, to ensure world-class locally based support where critical mission availability is paramount. For more information about the FLIR Star SAFIRE airborne system products, visit www.flir.com/airborne.
About FLIR Systems
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Wilsonville, Oregon, FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment. Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection. For more information, please visit www.flir.comand follow @flir.