4-Mar-2015 Source: Turbomeca
Turbomeca (Safran) and Rotortrade have announced at HAI Heli Expo 2015 a further step in their cooperation with the launch of a specific warranty program that will cover Turbomeca-powered pre-owned helicopters sold by Rotortrade Services worldwide.
According to Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support and Services, this innovative program, the first ever launched by an engine manufacturer, “will provide Turbomeca customers added value compared to other OEM’s engines. This agreement shows a new development strategy on the worldwide second-hand helicopter market. Through this extended warranty service, Turbomeca confirms the group’s determination to remain a pioneer and leader in this business”.
Philippe Lubrano, Rotortrade Services’ Senior Partner, stated that “this agreement is a further demonstration of Rotortrade Services’ strong relationship with major OEMs, as well of its commitment to offer ever broader range of services to its customers. This new capability is part of an overall strategy to professionalize the second-hand helicopters market towards a more customer-oriented and value-added approach”.
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 15 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.
Rotortrade Services is a global helicopter brokerage, working closely with all major aircrafts manufacturers, and focused on helicopter market. In addition to selling pre-owned helicopters, the company offers related services, from pre-purchase inspections to airworthiness and maintenance management.