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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

Changes coming for Turbomeca Africa

Changes coming for Turbomeca Africa

Denel Group received approval to acquire Turbomeca Africa (TMA) in May which is now underway. During this acquisition; TMA’s manufacturing division will be closed down as Denel wants to focus on special processes, maintenance, overhauls and repairs, reports Defence Web.

26-Sep-17

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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

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

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

Safran delivers first US-built Arrius 2R for Bell 505

Safran delivers first US-built Arrius 2R for Bell 505

Safran Helicopter Engines has delivered on schedule the first Arrius 2R engine made in the U.S.A. Celebration of this handover to Bell Helicopter took place at Safran Helicopter Engines’ USA facility in Grand Prairie, Texas. It marks a major step in the 2R program and Safran’s commitment to supply Bell Helicopter with best-in-class products, assembled… Read more »

Source: Safran, 12-Sep-16

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

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 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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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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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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Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

Pacific Crown Helicopters, based at Caloundra Airport in Queensland on the east coast of Australia, is expanding.  The company specialises in the sales, completion and refurbishment of new and used Airbus Helicopters, including custom interiors and exterior paintwork.  Their portfolio includes avionic system design and fit-outs, part supply, and all the roles involved in import,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-16

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Russian production of H135s to start in 2017

Russian production of H135s to start in 2017

Russian news agency TASS is saying that Airbus Helicopters expects that H135 helicopters will start to be produced in Russia in 2017. Ural Works of Civil Aviation (UWCA) has signed a license agreement with Airbus to assemble the H135, and the Russian factory expects this will start with the delivery of kits for four helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-16

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Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca (Safran) will introduce an engine retrofit program to enable Arriel 2S1powered S-76C+ operators to upgrade to the Arriel 2S2 S-76C++ model. This engine upgrade will be conducted alongside an airframe retrofit program provided by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company. Upgrading to S-76C++ configuration with Arriel 2S2 engines will deliver improved mission capabilities including… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-16

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Heli-One to Add Makila 2 Overhaul Capability

Heli-One to Add Makila 2 Overhaul Capability

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced plans to expand its Turbomeca Makila engine overhaul and repair capabilities at its Stavanger, Norway facility. Heli-One will add engine overhaul capability on Makila 2A and 2A1 models. This is in addition to the Makila 1A, 1A1, and 1A2 variations… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Mar-16

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Turbomeca Arrius will power new DRF H135 fleet

Turbomeca Arrius will power new DRF H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung has selected Turbomeca’s (Safran) Arrius 2B2Plus engine to power its three new Airbus Helicopters H135. With these new Turbomeca-powered H135 fleet DRF Luftrettung will perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany. Franck Saudo, Turbomeca EVP Support & Services, said: “This is a further step that strengthens our relationship with DRF Luftrettung,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 02-Mar-16

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Bell and Turbomeca announce joint JetRanger X service option

Bell and Turbomeca announce joint JetRanger X service option

Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced today a collaboration with Turbomeca (Safran, Euronext Paris : SAF)  to provide a complete service option for the Bell 505 protecting the entire aircraft – including engine coverage. Customers who select Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), and Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour plan, with their aircraft will receive comprehensive aircraft… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-16

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Vector celebrates 25th year servicing Turbomeca Arriel engines

Vector celebrates 25th year servicing Turbomeca Arriel engines

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as an authorized Turbomeca Arriel repair and overhaul (R&O) center. Vector’s Richmond, BC location is authorized as a Turbomeca Level 4 R&O center for the Arriel 1 and Arriel 2 families, and has to date… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Turbomeca appoints new Strategy and Development VP

Turbomeca appoints new Strategy and Development VP

French engine manufacturer Turbomeca has today announced the appointment of Serge Maillé as Executive Vice-President for Strategy and Development. Serge Maillé succeeds Philippe Couteaux who has been appointed to another position within Safran group. M. Maillé (55) is a graduate engineer from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) and ISAE-SUPAERO. He joined Turbomeca in 1983… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Feb-16

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Turbomeca Arrano engine flies for first time in H160

Turbomeca Arrano engine flies for first time in H160

The first flight of Turbomeca’s (Safran) Arrano engine, powering the Airbus Helicopters H160, took place today at the manufacturer’s Marignane plant. The Arrano engine met the performance expected for the first flight, during the flight of the second H160 flight test vehicle (PT2). Commented program Vice-President Cyrille Ressejac-Duparc, “This first flight test marks a major… Read more »

Source: Safran, 29-Jan-16

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Urals Civil Aviation Plant signs deals with Airbus Helicopters and Turbomeca

Urals Civil Aviation Plant signs deals with Airbus Helicopters and Turbomeca

The OJSC Urals Civil Aviation Plant (UZGA, part of the state corporation Oboronprom) and the company Airbus signed a license contract for the production Airbus Helicopters H135s in Moscow on Jan. 25. See Full Story

Source: RBTH, 27-Jan-16

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US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

Turbomeca (Safran) today celebrates a major achievement: one million hours flown by U.S.Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphins fitted with the Arriel 2C2-CG engine. Operating a fleet of over200 Arriels, the U.S.C.G. is one of Turbomeca’s major US customers. The occasion was celebrated in presence of U.S.C.G. Lieutenant Commander Edward S Apontes, and several Turbomeca representatives, from France… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 18-Dec-15

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EASA approves Turbomeca Arrius 2R for Bell 505

EASA approves Turbomeca Arrius 2R for Bell 505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Turbomeca (Safran, Euronext Paris : SAF), are delighted to announce that Turbomeca has received EASA engine type certification for its Arrius 2R engine, that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The Bell 505 redefines the short light single (SLS) class, placing safety, performance and value… Read more »

Source: Bell, 17-Dec-15

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Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

Turbomeca offers Poland best-in-class engine solution

In support of the H225M Caracal acquisition by the Polish Armed Forces, Turbomeca (Safran) is delivering an optimum engine solution and comprehensive industrial benefits for the nation’s manufacturing sector. Turbomeca, a company founded by Joseph Szydlowski, a Polish engineer, is the world leader in helicopter engines. The H225M is powered by the Turbomeca Makila 2…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 22-Oct-15

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Turbomeca highlights 2015 achievements and commitments

Turbomeca highlights 2015 achievements and commitments

Turbomeca (Safran) will showcase some of its engine solutions for the helicopter market at Helitech International in London, 6 – 8 October 2015. Three engine mockups – Arrius 2R, RTM 322 and Makila – will be featured on the Safran booth (E60). During this major event in the rotor craft calendar, Turbomeca will also highlight… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Oct-15

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Turbomeca studies innovative systems and architectures for helicopter propulsion

Turbomeca studies innovative systems and architectures for helicopter propulsion

Turbomeca is investigating new propulsive configurations to address the need for greater performance and reduced environmental footprint of new-generation rotor craft. Through a cutting-edge hybridization project, Turbomeca is studying new twin-engine power management concepts. One of them includes trials of “sleep modes” to optimize the power available with the mission profiles. Whenever needed, the sleeping… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Oct-15

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Turbomeca signs support contract with Bristow for Makila and Arriel engines

Turbomeca signs support contract with Bristow for Makila and Arriel engines

Turbomeca (Safran) and Bristow Group announce the signature of a global Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for Makila and Arriel engines. The contract covers approximately 150 engines from the Arriel and Makila families. Bristow Group operates a large fleet of Turbomeca-powered rotorcraft, including the AS332, H155, H225 and S-76C series. Bristow Group has experienced… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Oct-15

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Precision Aviation Services approved as Turbomeca Maintenance Center

Precision Aviation Services approved as Turbomeca Maintenance Center

Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group (PAG) company, announced that the company has been named a Certified Maintenance Center (CMC) by Turbomeca (Safran). Under the agreement, PAS will perform level 1 and level 2 maintenance on the Ariel 1 and 2 along with Arrius 1 and Arrius 2 at their state-of-the-art 40,000 square… Read more »

Source: PAS, 16-Sep-15

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Turbomeca delivers first production Arrius 2R for Bell 505

Turbomeca delivers first production Arrius 2R for Bell 505

Turbomeca (Safran) delivered the first production Arrius 2R engine to Bell Helicopter in August 2015, on schedule. Selected to power the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, the Arrius 2R is the only turbine in the 500 shp range to feature a dual-channel FADEC. With seven million flight hours already logged by Arrius variants, the 2R… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Sep-15

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Turbomeca to support engines on Portuguese AW101 fleet

Turbomeca to support engines on Portuguese AW101 fleet

Turbomeca (Safran), Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) and DEFLOC (Locação de Equipamentos de Defesa, S.A.) have signed at the Paris Air Show, signed in the presence of the Portuguese Secretary of State, Assistant to The Minister of National Defense, Mrs Berta Cabral, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 fleet…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 18-Jun-15

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HAL to support Indian customers of Turbomeca

HAL to support Indian customers of Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran), and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have signed, at the Paris Air Show, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish in India a joint venture to support customers in India as well as some others of different countries. This joint venture will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul for Turbomeca and HAL engines installed on… Read more »

Source: Turbomecca, 18-Jun-15

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Norsk Luftambulanse picks Turbomeca power for three EC135s

Norsk Luftambulanse picks Turbomeca power for three EC135s

Norwegian Air Ambulance (Norsk Luftambulanse AS) has selected Turbomeca’s (Safran) Arrius 2B2Plus engine to power its three new Airbus Helicopters H135. Signed at the Paris Airshow, this agreement marks the first step of a new collaboration with one of Europe’s major medical airlift service provider. Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support & Services, said:… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 17-Jun-15

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Turbomeca marks 100 million flight hours

Turbomeca marks 100 million flight hours

During the Paris Air Show, Turbomeca (Safran) is celebrating a major achievement: 100 million hours flown by its engine range. A Turbomeca-powered helicopter takes off every nine seconds, somewhere in the world. The first flight of a Turbomeca turboshaft took place in 1949. Since then, Turbomeca has produced over 72,000 more and is now the… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Jun-15

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Turbomeca committed to heavy helicopter engine innovations

Turbomeca committed to heavy helicopter engine innovations

Turbomeca (Safran) is investigating new ground breaking technologies to address the need for greater performance and reduced environmental footprint of new-generation heavy rotorcraft. The TECH3000 demonstrator is a key technological basis of a new family of engines in the 3,000 shp range. It will enable Turbomeca to validate the design and core performances of such… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Jun-15

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Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has delivered its 200th Turbomeca Arriel engine overhaul from its Fort Collins facility – distinguishing Heli-One as an MRO leader on that series of engines. (http://www.heli-one.ca). The 200 overhaul milestone was reached when completing a 3,600 hour inspection and overhaul of… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 11-Jun-15

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SECA changes its name to Vector Aerospace France

SECA changes its name to Vector Aerospace France

Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that SECA, a Vector Aerospace company, has changed its name to Vector Aerospace – France. SECA, located in Gonesse close to Le Bourget Airport on the outskirts of Paris, was founded in 1946, and the company… Read more »

Source: Vector, 26-May-15

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Russian Helicopters announces certification of the Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters announces certification of the Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announces that it has received Additional Type Certification from the Interstate Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register (IAC AR) for the light multirole Ka-226T helicopter. Receiving additional certification opens up opportunities for the delivery and operation of the basic model of this helicopter. ‘Certification of the Ka-226T is the result… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15

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Vector Aerospace to exhibit at Heli UK Expo 2015

Vector Aerospace to exhibit at Heli UK Expo 2015

Vector Aerospace  (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Heli UK Expo 2015. The event will be held at Sywell Aerodrome, Northampton from 29th – 31st May and Vector will be located in the Heli UK Expo Hall. Dave… Read more »

Source: Vector, 13-May-15

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Slave Lake Helicopters receives new H125

Slave Lake Helicopters receives new H125

The new H125 aircraft is the next generation aircraft in the proven Ecureuil family of helicopters.  The H125 features a more powerful Turbomeca Ariel 2D turbo shaft engine, a new digital FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Control) and is fitted with an engine data recorder. “The decision to upgrade our existing fleet with the H125… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-May-15

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Bell reports ABACE 2015 sales of four 505s and one 407GXP

Bell reports ABACE 2015 sales of four 505s and one 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc., (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to grow its presence in China with the announcement of letters of intent to purchase five aircraft during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), held April 14-16. “We were proud to be a major rotorcraft attraction at ABACE. While at the show, we met… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Apr-15

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Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Heli-One MRO services receive Korean approval

Customers flying commercial and governmental helicopters in the Republic of Korea now have access to extensive maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service capabilities from Heli-One’s operations in Canada. Heli-One Boundary Bay has earned certification for aircraft maintenance operations (AMO) from the Korean Office of Civil Aviation (KOCA), joining the company’s base in Stavanger, Norway, in… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Apr-15

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Vector Aerospace Graciously Accepts 2015 Rolls-Royce M250® Total Quality Award

Vector Aerospace Graciously Accepts 2015 Rolls-Royce M250® Total Quality Award

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has been awarded a 2015 Total Quality Award from Rolls-Royce for the M250® engine product line on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at the Rolls-Royce FIRST… Read more »

Source: Vector, 16-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace demonstrates speed and excellence in Super Puma refinish

Vector Aerospace demonstrates speed and excellence in Super Puma refinish

Vector Aerospace’s Fleetlands aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Gosport, Hampshire, has completed a full paint/ refinish job on the Airlift Super Puma helicopter that provided assistance to the Hoegh Osaka, the car transporter ship which was deliberately run aground on 3rd January after it began to list in the Solent near Southampton. Airlift,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 12-Mar-15

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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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Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca (Safran) and DRF Luftrettung announce the signature of a 10-year Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for their 40 Arriel 2E engines. With the Turbomeca-powered EC145T2 fleet DRF Luftrettung perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany. Richard Musil, CEO of Turbomeca Germany GmbH mentioned, “After signing a five year SBH contract for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-15

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Turbomeca customers confirm confidence in Support-by-the-Hour contract model

Turbomeca customers confirm confidence in Support-by-the-Hour contract model

Turbomeca (Safran) companies across the world have finalized SBH (Support By the Hour) contracts with numerous operators flying a wide range of missions. During Heli-Expo 2015, Canadian operator Coast to Coast will sign a SBH contract with Turbomeca Canada covering the Arrius 1A engines in its AS 355 helicopters. At the end of 2014 Aiut… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-15

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The HeliHub.com interview – Patrick Moncoutie, VP Arrano Programme, Turbomeca

The HeliHub.com interview – Patrick Moncoutie, VP Arrano Programme, Turbomeca

Turbomeca’s new engine, the Arrano, was one of two alternative originally selected for Airbus Helicopters new medium class helicopter, the X4 (now revealed by its new name as the H160). Recently, Airbus revealed that Turbomeca alone would be the engine to power the H160.   Andrew Drwiega (AD): What were the origins of the Arrano… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-15

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Avialta Helicopter Maintenance expands Quantum Control software solution

Avialta Helicopter Maintenance expands Quantum Control software solution

Component Control announced today that Avialta Helicopter Maintenance, LTD, a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and maintenance shop, has expanded its Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software solution to manage both Avialta Helicopter Maintenance and Aven Helicopters, its helicopter leasing operator. Both companies are located at the Villeneuve Airport, St. Albert AB just north of… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-Mar-15

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Turbomeca and Rotortrade launch worldwide warranty program for pre-owned engines

Turbomeca and Rotortrade launch worldwide warranty program for pre-owned engines

Turbomeca (Safran) and Rotortrade have announced at HAI Heli Expo 2015 a further step in their cooperation with the launch of a specific warranty program that will cover Turbomeca-powered pre-owned helicopters sold by Rotortrade Services worldwide. According to Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support and Services, this innovative program, the first ever launched by… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 04-Mar-15

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Turbomeca enriches its engine warranty conditions through the new Turbomeca Care Program

Turbomeca enriches its engine warranty conditions through the new Turbomeca Care Program

Turbomeca (Safran) has developed the “Turbomeca Care Program” that will provide additional warranty solutions and conditions for its engines throughout their lifecycle and answer important operator needs. Since the end of 2014, new and enhanced warranty conditions have been introduced for all new and current civil engine models. The new warranty conditions include a 400-hour… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 04-Mar-15

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Turbomeca demonstrates new Arrano turboshaft will achieve target performance

Turbomeca demonstrates new Arrano turboshaft will achieve target performance

After a full year of ground tests, Turbomeca (Safran) has demonstrated that its new Arrano turboshaft will achieve anticipated performance levels in terms of power range and fuel consumption. Last month, Airbus Helicopters confirmed Turbomeca as sole engine-supplier for its ground-breaking H160 helicopter. Thanks to the Arrano’s flexible configuration and integration of leading-edge build technologies,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-15

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Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca strengthens worldwide support network

Turbomeca (Safran) is developing a new strategy to further improve the proximity service it offers to its customers. Taking advantage of the planned introduction of new light helicopters, Turbomeca will enlarge its support network to offer a best-in-class service tailored to small fleet operators. To offer the most comprehensive and reliable support network, Turbomeca is… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-15

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Turbomeca Arrius 2R on track for certification

Turbomeca Arrius 2R on track for certification

Turbomeca (Safran) is scheduled to obtain type-certification for its new Arrius 2R engine by the end of 2015. Selected to power Bell Helicopter’s Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, Arrius 2R is the only engine in the 500 shp range to feature a dual-channel FADEC. With seven million flight hours already logged by Arrius models, the… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace Partners with Turbomeca to offer AS350 BA to B2 Conversions Worldwide

Vector Aerospace Partners with Turbomeca to offer AS350 BA to B2 Conversions Worldwide

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has partnered with Turbomeca (Safran) to provide Airbus Helicopters AS350BA to AS350B2 conversions to customers across the globe. As part of this approval and partnership with… Read more »

03-Mar-15

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Advanced Helicopter Services Expands Turbomeca Support Region

Advanced Helicopter Services Expands Turbomeca Support Region

Advanced Helicopter Services (AHS) has announced an agreement with Turbomeca Mexico to support Mexico, Central America and the northern region of South America with Level I, II, and III turbine engine maintenance services.  The company is now the only service center providing  comprehensive Turbomeca-authorized deep maintenance for this area of the world. AHS has expanded… Read more »

Source: AHS, 03-Mar-15

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Spectro | Jet-Care continue to be the laboratory of choice for OEMs

Spectro | Jet-Care continue to be the laboratory of choice for OEMs

Spectro®|Jet-Care®, at the forefront of equipment condition monitoring services since 1976, has recently received continued approval from Turbomeca for the provision of debris analysis services using Scanning Electron Microscope, for their UK and Swiss laboratories. All three Spectro | Jet-Care laboratories, located in the UK, Switzerland and USA, also provide oil analysis services approved by… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 01-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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Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Turbomeca Arranco chosen as exclusive sole engine for Airbus X4

Airbus Helicopters has decided to retain Turbomeca’s Arrano (Safran) as exclusive engine for its new twin-engine X4 helicopter, currently under development. This decision marks a major achievement for Turbomeca and confirms the global competitiveness of its products and services, and more specifically the excellent technological and economic performance of the Arrano. In today’s market, this… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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Airbus Helicopters drops PW210E engine option for X4

Airbus Helicopters drops PW210E engine option for X4

In 2012, Airbus Helicopters launched the X4 initial design concept around two highly capable turboshaft engines options: Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW210E and Turbomeca’s ARRANO. At the conclusion of this preliminary phase, and founded upon a comprehensive market assessment, Airbus Helicopters has decided to amend the product positioning, consequently necessitating a significant engine power increase…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Feb-15

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Bell taking 505 JetRanger X to HeliRussia

Bell taking 505 JetRanger X to HeliRussia

Bell Helicopter will demonstrate the premiere in Russia Bell 505 Jet Ranger X at the 8th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition took its maiden flight in Canada in November, 2014. Bell 505 designed according to the customers’ wishes was primarily oriented to consideration of safety, flight performance and price factors. Proven systems are combined with the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-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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Phoenix launches Arizona service centre for Airbus and Turbomeca

Phoenix launches Arizona service centre for Airbus and Turbomeca

The same team that has driven growth and change at Phoenix Heliparts is now leading a complementary venture called Phoenix Heli-Support, an Airbus Helicopter and Turbomeca Service Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. This March, the Mesa and Scottsdale operations will join forces for the first time in a joint exhibit (2059) at Heli-Expo 2015. In addition,… Read more »

Source: Phoenix, 26-Jan-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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Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Airbus Helicopters Canada Delivers EC130 to Blackcomb Aviation

Blackcomb Aviation’s EC130 will provide support for the company’s exclusive partnership with Whistler Blackcomb Resort for summer helicopter tours on Blackcomb Mountain as well as, supportingyear-round tourism flights originating from the Whistler Municipal Heliport.The aircraft will be based in Whistler, British Columbia and will also operate out of the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). This is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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Belgium takes Delivery of last NH90TTH

Belgium takes Delivery of last NH90TTH

NHI is proud to announce the delivery to the Belgian Defence of its fourth NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter. This event took place in Marignane, where the helicopter was built, in the presence of Lt General Clement, General Director of Material and Resources. This helicopter will be based in Beauvechain, home of the 1st Wing. It… Read more »

Source: NHI, 17-Nov-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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Turbomeca at Airshow China: high performance engines tailored to Chinese market

Turbomeca at Airshow China: high performance engines tailored to Chinese market

Turbomeca (Safran) is showcasing its innovative products for helicopter market at Airshow China 2014, from 11th to 16th November 2014. Two mockups will be featured at the Safran booth (Hall 1, D3-6): Ardiden 3C and Arrius 2 turboshaft engines. Developed in 50/50 partnership with Avic Engine, Ardiden 3C was ground tested for the first time… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 10-Nov-14

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Turbomeca increases its footprint in China with new SBH support contracts

Turbomeca increases its footprint in China with new SBH support contracts

During the 3rd Customer Symposium in China (15th and 16th October) in Hangzhou, which brought together more than 100 participants from operators and airlines, Turbomeca (Safran) strengthened its partnership with three Chinese customers. Government Flying Services (GFS) has renewed the SBH (Support By the Hour) contract with Turbomeca, which covers their fleet of Arriel and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 10-Nov-14

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Turbomeca China name new General Manager

Turbomeca China name new General Manager

Hervé Pasbecq was appointed General Manager of Turbomeca China in April 2014. He was formerly Vice President, Engine Programs at Turbomeca USA. Most recently he served as Head of Arrius and Makila Engine Programs. Turbomeca China has 31 employees in its office located in Beijing. Turbomeca’s presence in China is based on 40 years of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 10-Nov-14

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Turbomeca to close Monroe helicopter-parts facility, cut 112 jobs

Turbomeca to close Monroe helicopter-parts facility, cut 112 jobs

Turbomeca Manufacturing will close its helicopter-engine parts plant in Monroe over the next year, eliminating 112 jobs. See Full Story

Source: Bizjournal, 06-Nov-14

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Helipark becomes Turbomeca Certified Maintenance Center

Helipark becomes Turbomeca Certified Maintenance Center

Brazil’s Helipark, based in Sao Paulo, has been appointed a Certified Maintenance Center by Turbomeca.  Approval 0528-14 Helipark been in business since 2002 and also holds maintenance authorisations for AgustaWestland, Bell, Robinson and Russian Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters in the airframes market as well as engines from  Klimov, Lycoming, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls Royce…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-14

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