Further to HeliHub.com breaking the story earlier today….
The Brazilian Army Aviation signed a contract with Helibras and Turbomeca do Brasil to upgrade its 34 AS365K Panther helicopter fleet. Through this contract, Turbomeca do Brasil will strengthen its partnership with the Brazilian military forces, providing full support for the 68 Arriel 2C2 CG engines.
The Arriel 1M1 engines powering today the Panther helicopters of the Brazilian Army will be replaced by the Arriel 2C2 CG, which delivers 15 % increased continuous power. The first Arriel 2C2 CG engine is intended to be delivered end of 2010.
In Brazil, the Arriel 2C2 CG engines will be supported by Turbomeca do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro.
Today, the Arriel 2C2 CG powers today the USCG twin engine Dolphin HH65-C helicopter.
â€œFollowing the contract for the Makila 2A1 powering the 50 EC 725 of the Brazilian Armed Forces, this new contract represents a major achievement for Turbomeca do Brasil, consolidating our position as the preferred partner of the Brazilian military forces and demonstrating the value of the local support provided since 30 years.â€, said FranÃ§ois Haas, general manager of Turbomeca do Brasil.
Turbomeca do Brasil, provides, together with Turbomeca America Latina based at Montevideo, the support services for 1 300 engines operated in Brazil and Latin America.
Created in 2002, the Turbomeca do Brasil repair center overhauls and repairs the Arriel and Makila engines that equip the majority of the Eurocopter Ecureuil, EC 145, Super Puma and Dauphin and Sikorsky S76 helicopters.
Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 50 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 15 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.
For more information, please visit our Web sites: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.
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