In order to support the existing – and upcoming – operators in Russia, Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a partnership with Citicopter, to become its official distributor in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States for Arriel and Arrius engine families and associated services and support products.
Safran powered Helicopter operated in Russia are directly supported by Safran field representatives associated to a local distribution network. Located in Moscow, Citycopter has a stock of spare parts and toolings to support engines in service in the area.
“It’s a strategic partnership for us on which we have been working since incorporation of Citicopter, building our procedures and practices not only under Russian aviation authorities’ standards, but also in line with best international rules”, said Kirill Slyshenkov, General Director of Citicopter. “Citicopter is the one of the most fast-growing helicopter service providers in Russia. Citicopter belongs to Heliatica group who’s well recognized by partners and customers for its devotion to the safety and customer satisfaction”
About 150 Safran powered Aircraft are flown in Russia, primarily on western-built helicopter. ” We expect an increase in that number in the coming years, due to the increase of civil helicopters operating in the country” says Francis Larribau, CEO of Safran Helicopter engines Germany . He adds “By signing the official distribution contract with Citicopter, both companies provide a convenient one stop shop solution for our clients in the area. The partnership with Citicopter is key for Safran Helicopter Engines in order to achieve our goal: to keep our client´s helicopters flying”.
Safran Helicopter Engine mission is to provide its customers with safe, reliable and high-performance engines, to stay focused on their mission. With Citicopter´s devotion to safety and security, this new partnership is on line with Safran´s goal: to keep the customer´s helicopters flying everyday, everywhere.
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