29-Sep-2014 Source: Safran
Aero Asahi Corporation and its subsidiary Central Helicopter Service, have signed with Turbomeca (Safran) a 5 year extension of the SBH® (“Support By the Hour”) contract covering their fleet of Arriel 2 and Arriel 1E2 engines.
More than 50 engines powering AS350B3/AS365N3/S76C+ and BK117C2 helicopters are now maintained through the SBH® program and used for all type of missions, from Utility to EMS, as well as VIP transportation.
Turbomeca and Aero Asahi recently celebrated a partnership of more than 50 years and are looking forward to the successful growth of their mutual activities.
Mr. Hirofumi Iwashita, GM Procurement and Logistics, said: “The SBH® contract allows for better control of operation cost as well as enhanced proximity support from Turbomeca.”
Part of Toyota Motors Group of Companies, Aero Asahi is a leading Helicopter operator in Japan.
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.