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First ground test of Safran hybrid electric propulsion system

First ground test of Safran hybrid electric propulsion system

Safran has passed a major milestone in its hybrid electric propulsion roadmap with the first ground test of a distributed propulsion system. The test run took place at a Safran Helicopter Engines test facility near Pau-Pyrenees Airport, in France. In a distributed hybrid electric propulsion system for aircraft, a turbo-generator (a gas turbine driving an… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Jul-18

Safran renews Pattonair contract

Safran renews Pattonair contract

World leading rotorcraft turbine manufacturer, Safran Helicopter Engines (SHE), has awarded a global OEM and MRO parts support contract to Pattonair until 2025, the leading aerospace and defence supply chain service provider.   The contract was signed today, Tuesday 17th July at the Farnborough Airshow by Franck Saudo, President – Safran helicopter engines, and Wayne Hollinshead,… Read more »

Source: Pattonair, 20-Jul-18

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Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering. Didier succeeds Eric Massé who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 18-Jul-18

H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations thanks to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips both single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % of the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-18

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Safran has significantly reduced direct maintenance costs of its Arriel 2D engine, which equips both Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. This competitiveness boost will benefit to customers who operates those single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours for new… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 28-Jun-18

Safran made two senior management appointments

Safran made two senior management appointments

Florent Chauvancy (41) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, OEM Sales, succeeding Maxime Faribault who is retiring. Florent joined Safran Landing Systems in 1998, fulfilling various positions in production, supply chain and purchasing within its Landing Gear & Systems Integration division in Gloucester, Bidos and Toronto. In 2005, he joined the Wheels & Brakes division and took… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-May-18

First show of New Turboshaft Aneto

First show of New Turboshaft Aneto

For the first time in Russia, the new helicopter turboshaft engine Anteo family to be introduced at HeliRussia 2018. The full-scale mock-up of the new powerplant will be displayed by its developer –  Safran Helicopter Engines, the world leading manufacturer of rotorcraft turbines. Aneto engine family features significant benefits: thanks to an exceptional power-to-volume ratio, it offers 25% greater… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 10-May-18

EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E. This Arriel variant was selected in 2015 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (Aviation Industry Corporation of China). The AC312E made its maiden… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 23-Apr-18

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Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Ardiden 3C. Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium. Known in China as the WZ16, it should be… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 23-Apr-18

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 16 Arriel 2D engines for Papillon with an additional three engines added over… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 19-Apr-18

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Safran to power Qatar NH90 fleet

Safran to power Qatar NH90 fleet

Qatar has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier of its new NH90 fleet. The 28 NH90 military helicopters, whose acquisition was announced on 14 March, will all feature RTM322 engines. They will be assembled in Bordes (France) and delivered to Airbus Helicopters’ facility in Marignane, where the NH90 tactical transport version (TTH) is assembled,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 28-Mar-18

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Librestream Powers New Remote Assistance Service from Safran

Librestream Powers New Remote Assistance Service from Safran

Librestream is pleased to announce that Safran Helicopter Engines has successfully deployed a remote video technical assistance service using the Onsight collaborative platform. Safran Helicopter Engines first announced this innovative Expert link branded service at the HAI Heli-Expo February 28 in conjunction with Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc and Heligo, first customers of this new service…. Read more »

Source: Librestream Technologies, 23-Mar-18

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Safran launches new e-Spares service

Safran launches new e-Spares service

Safran Helicopter Engines introduces e-Spares, a new service that allows customers to order new spare parts and tools on-line. With its user-friendly interface, e-Spares helps users identify and select the right spare parts and tools easily and efficiently. Prices are instantly displayed, and availability statuses are calculated in real time so that an order can… Read more »

Source: Safran, 05-Mar-18

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Safran introduces Expert link

Safran introduces Expert link

At HAI Heli-Expo, Safran Helicopter Engines is launching Expert link, a new video assistance service, and announcing the first customers: Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc and Heligo. This new service allows the customer to connect, through a secure, live video feed, with Safran Helicopter Engines experts to facilitate technical diagnosis or guide them through a… Read more »

Source: Safran, 04-Mar-18

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Safran Launches new e-Spares service

Safran Launches new e-Spares service

Safran Helicopter Engines introduces e-Spares, a new service that allows customers to order new spare parts and tools on-line. With its user-friendly interface, e-Spares helps users identify and select the right spare parts and tools easily and efficiently. Prices are instantly displayed, and availability statuses are calculated in real time so that an order can… Read more »

Source: Safran, 01-Mar-18

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HAL and Safran to set up engine facility in Goa

HAL and Safran to set up engine facility in Goa

HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines are going into a joint venture to create an engine maintenance and repair facility in Goa. The facility will take up to 18 months to set up, but will employ 100 employees once it is completed, reports Times of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jan-18

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints new Support VP

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints new Support VP

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Olivier Le Merrer as Executive Vice-President, Support and & Services. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems.   Olivier Le Merrer (57) joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1982, fulfilling various roles in Engineering, Program Management, Manufacturing Operations, and Business Unit Management.   In 2009… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 10-Jan-18

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Duke Life Flight EC145 crash leads to lawsuit against Safran and pilot

Duke Life Flight EC145 crash leads to lawsuit against Safran and pilot

Families of two of the four victims of the Duke Life Flight crash are filing a lawsuit against Safran Helicopter Engines. The families claim that the manufacturer knew the possibility of engine fires after the FAA issued a bulletin about potential engine issues. The bulletin came after the crash of the same helicopter type in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-17

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Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

In 1977 Safran Helicopter Engines opened its first office in Rio de Janeiro. Aligned to the Arriel program, Turbomeca Do Brasil was established to coordinate support of the Arriel-powered Ecureuils built by Helibras for the Brazilian navy. However further opportunities soon opened up and, in 1983, a Customer Support Center was built at Jacarepaguá Airport,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 15-Nov-17

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Multiflight becomes Safran Distributor

Multiflight becomes Safran Distributor

Multiflight is proud to become an official Distributor on behalf of the Safran Helicopter Engines Network. “We are delighted to be an official Safran distributor and to be working closely with Safran, a leading global aircraft engine manufacturer,” said Steve Borrowdale, Multiflight’s Managing Director. Safran is a world-leading manufacturer of gas turbine engines for both… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 31-Oct-17

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Mathieu Albert (41) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence. Mathieu Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines, in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for Supply Chain activities and MRO services. On 1st January 2016, Mathieu became CEO… Read more »

Source: Safran, 24-Oct-17

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Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Bruno Bellanger (40) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Programs, succeeding Cyrille Poetsch who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After joining Airbus as an air-ground communications systems engineer, and Eurogiciel as Project Manager, Bruno Bellanger joined Safran in 2004 as Manager of the Safran Electronics & Defense agency in Toulouse, dedicated… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Oct-17

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Safran unveils Aneto engine for heavier end of market

Safran unveils Aneto engine for heavier end of market

Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family at Helitech International, in London. Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. Aneto family will feature several models covering 2500 to over 3000 shp power range. Bruno Even,… Read more »

Source: Safran, 03-Oct-17

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Safran launches online technical publications service

Safran launches online technical publications service

Safran Helicopter Engines has launched a new online technical publications service for its entire engine range. Known as Web IETP (Interactive Electronic Technical Publications), the service is available 24/7 on all PCs and tablets, via iOS, Windows and Android device, through its Customer Portal (tools.safran-helicopter-engines.com). It has been developed to improve both access to technical… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 25-Jul-17

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Safran Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

Safran Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA engine type certification for its Ardiden 3G engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62. The helicopter made its official maiden flight on 25 May 2017. Since its first ground test, the Ardiden 3 maturation and certification campaign has accumulated more than 8500 hours of test. Thanks to this extensive test… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 21-Jun-17

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Safran signs contract to support German NH90 engines

Safran signs contract to support German NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 7-year support contract with BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the German Army (Heer) and German Navy (Marine). This contract will support a total fleet of around 100 NH90 (82 TTH and 18 NTH). Formerly supported by previous… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 19-May-17

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Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to announce the signing of its first support contract in South Korea with Aero Peace. This 5Star Plans Business agreement will cover the Arriel 1D1 engine powering Aero Peace’s AS350B2. The contract has been announced during Rotorcraft Asia in Singapore, in the presence of Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 27-Apr-17

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Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. This contract will cover 130 rotorcraft in coming… Read more »

Source: Safran, 15-Dec-16

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Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

As part of its “Factory of the future” strategy, Safran Helicopter Engines has started its first automated production line dedicated to turbine blade manufacturing. The event at its Bordes plant was celebrated in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region. The new line will manufacture every turbine blade used in the company’s… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 06-Dec-16

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Safran marks 20th anniversary of Airbus Helicopters H135

Safran marks 20th anniversary of Airbus Helicopters H135

Safran congratulates Airbus Helicopters on the 20th anniversary of the entry-into-service of its H135 light twin. The first EC135, powered by Safran engines, was delivered in 1996. Bruno Even, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO, said: “I wish Airbus Helicopters a happy anniversary for its H135 family. It is a great aircraft that over the years has… Read more »

Source: Safran, 14-Oct-16

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Safran to support Danish EH101 engines

Safran to support Danish EH101 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a seven-year contract with Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 14 RTM 322-powered EH101 Merlin operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). Over 50 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP This agreement satisfies the RDAF requirement for optimum availability of engines… Read more »

Source: Safran, 01-Aug-16

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UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

UK military picks Safran Turbomeca engines for EC135 training fleet

Safran has been selected to supply engines for the training aircraft selected for Rotary Wing training under the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) programme. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E turbines for the fleet of Airbus Helicopters H135 and H145. Safran maintains its position of preferred engine manufacturer for helicopter… Read more »

Source: Safran, 12-Jul-16

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Safran Helicopter Engines opens Singapore facility

Safran Helicopter Engines opens Singapore facility

Safran Helicopter Engines has opened its new regional headquarters dedicated to engines support in the Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. The event was celebrated in the presence of Guest-of-Honour Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board and H.E. Mr. Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador of France to Singapore. With the new 3,500sqm facility,… Read more »

Source: Safran, 26-May-16

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