6-Mar-2013 Source: Avincis Group
Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, has signed an agreement with Turbomeca (Safran) for support of approximately 180 helicopter engines operated by Avincis’ operating subsidiaries around the world.
Announced at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, the Memorandum of Understanding extends the provision of Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour (SBH®) programme to Avincis’ INAER operating companies. Bond operating companies already benefit from the SBH® service. The agreement provides for support for 14 different engine variants.
Avincis Group Director of Fleet & Engineering Martin Whittaker said: “This agreement secures engineering support for a significant part of our global helicopter fleet. Every day, lives and livelihoods depend on the operations we fly. We are pleased to be able to strengthen our relationship with Turbomeca and look forward to continuing to build our partnership in future.”
Headquartered in the UK, the Group provides central resources, global standards and systems and expertise to its 13 local operating companies who operate a fleet of around 350 aircraft. Last year the group flew over 108,500 hours, conducted over 50,600 emergency health care missions, rescued more than 8,600 people at sea or on mountains, helped to put out over 7,800 fires and carried more than 175,900 passengers in the oil and gas industries.
About Avincis Group
Avincis is the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission-critical operations such as medical emergency, civil protection, search & rescue, coast and city surveillance, fire fighting and energy support services. Based in the UK, the Group provides central resources, safety and operating standards and systems and expertise to its operating companies who serve local markets and customers in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Chile, Peru, UK, Norway, Australia and Ireland. Of primary importance is the Group’s oversight of safety standards across all its operations, with a global target of zero accidents. In 2011, the Group flew over 108,500 hours worldwide.
About Turbomeca (Safran)
Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 17 sites, 28 Certified Maintenance Centers, 18 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.
www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.