4-Jun-2013 Source: Turbomeca
During one ceremony Organized by HeliDax, Turbomeca (Safran) Announced That icts Arrius 2F engines Have reached 50,000 flight hours on the 36 single-engine EC120 helicopters operated by HeliDax. Made available to EALAT ( French Army Helicopter Pilot Training School ) Thesis aircraft are to be used falling on the basic training of future helicopter pilots (renovated Cougar, NH90, Tiger and Caracal) three of the French Armed Forces (Army, Navy, Air Force) and the Gendarmerie.
“HeliDax reached a new goal Achieving 50,000 flight hours in less than three years,” said Jean-Louis Rotrubin, HeliDax President. “This has-beens as possible thanks to the high availability of aircraft and thanks to our close relationship with the Turbomeca to supply the engines.”
The Arrius 2F engines benefit from a SBH ® (Support by the Hour) contract, Contributing to the availability of the EC120 fleet and Ensuring the performance of Turbomeca to Support Their engines.
The Arrius 2F is silent and Has an operational design. With Reduced consumption and therefore less polluting, the Arrius 2F HAS Time Between Overhaul (TBO) of 3,000 hours.
Since 1981, more than 2,700 Arrius engines Have Been Manufactured by Turbomeca totawing over six million flight hours for 430 customers in 60 countries.
HeliDax is, since January 2008, the first partnership contract Launched by the French Ministry of Defense (PPP Public-Private Partnership). The company is based Within the French Army Helicopter Pilot Training School (EALAT) in Dax, in the southwest of France . HeliDax originates from a partnership betweens INAER Helicopter France and DCI, both, 50% Shareholders. Every year, the EC120 fly 20,000 hours.
Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and HAS produced 70,000 turbines based on icts own designs since the company was founded. Offering the Widest ranks of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca Service Provides a proximity thanks to icts 17 sites, 28 Certified Maintenance Centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field Representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo the subsidiaire of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.