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GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Helang Flying Academy, 29-Mar-17

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran is proud to announce the signing of the first 5Star Plans contract to support Arrius 2R engines operated by Bell 505 customers. This contract has been signed with the Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy that will operate two Bell 505 aircrafts. 5Star Plans is a new Safran Helicopter Engines support contract dedicated to customers operating… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran has signed of a Support-By-Hour (SBH) covering engines operated by the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. The 17-year agreement between Safran Helicopter Engines UK and Airbus Helicopters is worth more than 100 million euros and relates to Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E engines powering new fleets of H135 and H145. In July… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Safran (Euronext Paris : SAF), celebrate today the first delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft was delivered to private operator Scott Urschel, who is based in Chandler, Arizona, and owner of Pylon Aviation. Bell Helicopter and Mr. Urschel commemorated this milestone in… Read more »

Source: Safran, 08-Mar-17

Héli-Union and Turbomeca Announce the Signature of a Partnership Contract

Héli-Union and Turbomeca Announce the Signature of a Partnership Contract

Héli-Union and Turbomeca (Safran) announce the signature of a partnership contract for helicopter equipment distribution within the African market dedicated to Turbomeca’s engines, parts and tools. The contract covers from classic engines up to MAKILA model. The distribution area focuses mainly on African countries such as Burkina-Faso, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Congo,… Read more »

Source: Héli-Union, 17-Jan-17

China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place today in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters. The WZ16 met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight.  Known in the west as the Ardiden 3C, the engine has… Read more »

Source: Safran, 21-Dec-16

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), yesterday in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 sqm office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility. This new… Read more »

Source: Safran, 26-Oct-16

Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics

Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Aeronautics to study new market opportunities and address power system solutions to support the development of an entirely new platform family of internal rotor aircraft. The Cormorant (formerly AirMule) UAV demonstrator is already flying powered by an Arriel 1D driving two ducted-fans. Under the… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 02-Oct-16

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Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

The first flight of Safran’s Ardiden 1U engine, powering the Indian LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), took place on 6 September in Bangalore. LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multipurpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL). The Ardiden 1U met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. “This flight marks a major milestone… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Sep-16

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Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months. This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Safran, 12-Jul-16

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Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier for its Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). It will be powered with the existing Arriel 2C2 engine. On the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), Safran has been selected by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), KAI and Hanwha Techwin. The LAH will feature a new engine… Read more »

Source: Safran, 06-Jun-16

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First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

Safran has changed the name of every company in the group in the latest re-branding attempt in the helicopter industry. Given the mileage built up with an existing name, it is always a surprise when a company wishes to abandon its history and identity in an attempt to create a new one.  Plus they will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-16

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Bell and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

Bell and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The agreement compliments Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical SupportTM (MCS) program for the Bell 505 – a pay-as-you-fly program… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Mar-15

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Sagem extends its leading Flight Data Monitoring solutions to all Bell platforms

Sagem extends its leading Flight Data Monitoring solutions to all Bell platforms

Sagem (part of Safran) is calling on its 25 years of expertise in flight data analysis to offer its proven and state-of-the-art safety tools – Analysis Ground Station (AGS) and Cassiopée Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) services – to every Bell Helicopter commercial platform currently in production. These solutions are designed to support investigation, identify unsafe… Read more »

Source: Sagem, 03-Mar-15

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More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore. Turbomeca will also power the new HAL- designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter),… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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Moscow prepares for HeliRussia exhibition in May

Moscow prepares for HeliRussia exhibition in May

Traditionally, on a platform of Crocus Expo IEC will be held the gala review   of helicopters featuring all developments and technical achievements of the last year.  In addition to full scale specimens a wide range of navigation equipment, systems of radio control, equipment for helipads will be presented in the frames of the exhibition. Participation… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 03-Feb-15

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Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca (Safran) has gained EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft, the latest member of the Arriel 2+ family. The new engine, which first ran in September 2011 at Bordes, offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors. Airbus Helicopters has selected the Arriel 2N to power its new AS565 model,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Jan-15

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Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for engine components

Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for engine components

World-leading helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) is setting up new manufacturing capability at its facility in Bordes (France). After years of maturation and prototype testing, Turbomeca has entered serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process. Bordes facility is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Jan-15

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Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the entry-into-service of its Arrius 2B2plus on the EC135 T3. Airbus Helicopters has celebrated the entry-into-service of the first production EC135 T3 to Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites, a mountain rescue operator, during a ceremony in Pontives, Italy. Specifically developed to power light helicopters, the Arrius 2B2plus was certified by the European Aviation… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Dec-14

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Turbomeca marks 40th anniversary of Arriel’s first flight

Turbomeca marks 40th anniversary of Arriel’s first flight

Today, Turbomeca (Safran) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first flight of one of its most famous engines – the Arriel. Fitted to a Gazelle airframe, an Arriel prototype took to the skies for the first time on 7 December 1974, from Turbomeca’s flight test center at Pau Airport. The original Arriel was designed in… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 10-Dec-14

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Turbomeca signed a support contract with Boeing Defence Australia

Turbomeca signed a support contract with Boeing Defence Australia

Turbomeca Australasia (Safran) signed on November 2014 a contract with Boeing Defence Australia to support a new training system for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters. Turbomeca will provide to Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army with a Support By The Hour (SBH) contract for a new fleet of 15 Arrius 2B2-powered EC135 T2 helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 10-Dec-14

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Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Turbomeca (Safran) is proud to be part of the Bell Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X first flight with its new Arrius 2R engine, which is the newest member of the successful Arrius family. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X took the sky for the first time on 10 November, at the Bell Helicopter Mirabel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Nov-14

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EASA gives green light to Arrius 2B2 Plus

EASA gives green light to Arrius 2B2 Plus

Turbomeca (Safran) announces EASA certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Specifically developed to power light single and twin helicopters, the 2B2plus powers the Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3. The first delivery to a customer from Airbus Helicopters is expected in the coming weeks. The 2B2plus is the latest member of the Arrius family, which recording… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 14-Oct-14

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Turbomeca (Safran) signs SBH® contract with Aero Asahi Corporation.

Turbomeca (Safran) signs SBH® contract with Aero Asahi Corporation.

Aero Asahi Corporation and its subsidiary Central Helicopter Service, have signed with Turbomeca (Safran) a 5 year extension of the SBH® (“Support By the Hour”) contract covering their fleet of Arriel 2 and Arriel 1E2 engines. More than 50 engines powering AS350B3/AS365N3/S76C+ and BK117C2 helicopters are now maintained through the SBH® program and used for… Read more »

Source: Safran, 29-Sep-14

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Precision to distribute new Safran Power AW139 Replacement Starter Generator

Precision to distribute new Safran Power AW139 Replacement Starter Generator

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) announced today that PAG companies are the exclusive MRO provider and a worldwide distributor of a new AgustaWestland 139 (AW139) Replacement Starter Generator made by Safran Power. “The new starter generator has been in development for over 3 years,” said PAG President and CEO David Mast. “This is a direct… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 17-Jun-14

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Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran (Paris:SAF), and Lin Zuoming, President of AVIC, today signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) covering aircraft engines and avionics, to extend their general strategic partnership agreement signed in 2010. The first MOU establishes a clear framework for collaboration between Safran and AVIC, particularly concerning the development of new-generation… Read more »

Source: Safran, 21-Jun-11

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Safran jockeying for position in Russian and Chinese helicopter markets

Safran jockeying for position in Russian and Chinese helicopter markets

The forecasts are spectacular: as from 2025, Russia, China and India should account between them for 50% of the world’s helicopter market, civil and military combined. Of these three countries, China is certainly the one that offers the greatest opportunities. Yet even though aerospace ranks among the priorities of the 11th five-year plan in China,… Read more »

Source: Safran, 28-Oct-10

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