25-Feb-2014 Source: Turbomeca
Turbomeca (Safran) celebrates 25-years partnership with the Brazilian air taxi company Helisul, a reference in the Brazilian aviation market.
Founded in 1972, Helisul Air Taxi sets nowadays as the largest air taxi company in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. Featuring a fleet of about 50 aircraft, 60 % of them equipped with Turbomeca engines, Helisul has been expanding its activities in different market sectors. Present in 10 bases scattered in Brazil, with approximately 260 employees, Helisul operates in sectors like Air Taxi,aircraft maintenance and emergency medical support, to different sectors of industry and government as police, petroleum, electric power, telecommunications, among others.
By obtaining the ISO 14001 certificate Helisul became the first airline company in Brazil to have such qualification. It expresses the concern of the company in environmental management and social responsibility, present in actions such as to combat fire in Amazonia control of waste in their hangars, reforestation, gas control, among others.
At Heli-Expo Turbomeca celebrates 40 million flying hours logged by Arriel engines. The milestone is further proof of the exceptional reliability offered by this family of turboshafts: since 1977, over 11,000 engines of the type have been produced. Many of the 40 million hours have been flown during operations in extreme conditions on 40 different types of helicopter.
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 16 sites, 30 proximity 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. For more information: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.