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Safran contract renewed for US Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

Safran contract renewed for US Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

13-Sep-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to continue supporting Arriel engines powering the U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota helicopter fleet. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and service agreement supporting  over 900 Arriel 1E2 and Arriel 2E engines, operated by theU.S. Army on its UH-72A and UH-72B.... Read more

All change at Soloy with STCs sold and now new owners too

All change at Soloy with STCs sold and now new owners too

30-Oct-2019Source: HeliHub.com

A notice on the home page of Soloy’s website announces “The ownership of Soloy Aviation Solutions has been transferred to Fifty-Ten-Yankee, LLC. We will still be doing business as Soloy Aviation Solutions with some changes to the product line. The operation is moving into a new facility at the Olympia airport. During this transition parts... Read more

Safran announces first ground run of Arriel 2L2 engine

Safran announces first ground run of Arriel 2L2 engine

24-Jul-2017Source: Safran

Safran announces the first ground run of the Arriel 2L2 engine at its Bordes facility, beginning of June. The Arriel family was selected in 2016 to power the new Korean civil and military helicopters, known as the LCH (Light Civil Helicopter) and LAH (Light Armed Helicopter). The Arriel 2L2 is co-developed by Safran Helicopter Engines... Read more

Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

Pacific Crown Helicopters win new helicopter maintenance approvals

23-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Pacific Crown Helicopters, based at Caloundra Airport in Queensland on the east coast of Australia, is expanding.  The company specialises in the sales, completion and refurbishment of new and used Airbus Helicopters, including custom interiors and exterior paintwork.  Their portfolio includes avionic system design and fit-outs, part supply, and all the roles involved in import,... Read more

Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

3-Mar-2016Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) will introduce an engine retrofit program to enable Arriel 2S1powered S-76C+ operators to upgrade to the Arriel 2S2 S-76C++ model. This engine upgrade will be conducted alongside an airframe retrofit program provided by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company. Upgrading to S-76C++ configuration with Arriel 2S2 engines will deliver improved mission capabilities including... Read more

Vector celebrates 25th year servicing Turbomeca Arriel engines

Vector celebrates 25th year servicing Turbomeca Arriel engines

29-Feb-2016Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 25th anniversary as an authorized Turbomeca Arriel repair and overhaul (R&O) center. Vector’s Richmond, BC location is authorized as a Turbomeca Level 4 R&O center for the Arriel 1 and Arriel 2 families, and has to date... Read more

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

US Coast Guard clocks up 1,000,000 hours with Arriel engines

18-Dec-2015Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) today celebrates a major achievement: one million hours flown by U.S.Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphins fitted with the Arriel 2C2-CG engine. Operating a fleet of over200 Arriels, the U.S.C.G. is one of Turbomeca’s major US customers. The occasion was celebrated in presence of U.S.C.G. Lieutenant Commander Edward S Apontes, and several Turbomeca representatives, from France... Read more

Turbomeca signs support contract with Bristow for Makila and Arriel engines

Turbomeca signs support contract with Bristow for Makila and Arriel engines

7-Oct-2015Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) and Bristow Group announce the signature of a global Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for Makila and Arriel engines. The contract covers approximately 150 engines from the Arriel and Makila families. Bristow Group operates a large fleet of Turbomeca-powered rotorcraft, including the AS332, H155, H225 and S-76C series. Bristow Group has experienced... Read more

Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

Heli-One completes milestone 200th Arriel overhaul

11-Jun-2015Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has delivered its 200th Turbomeca Arriel engine overhaul from its Fort Collins facility – distinguishing Heli-One as an MRO leader on that series of engines. (http://www.heli-one.ca). The 200 overhaul milestone was reached when completing a 3,600 hour inspection and overhaul of... Read more

Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

26-Jan-2015Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) has gained EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft, the latest member of the Arriel 2+ family. The new engine, which first ran in September 2011 at Bordes, offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors. Airbus Helicopters has selected the Arriel 2N to power its new AS565 model,... Read more

Vector Signs Exclusive 5-year MRO Support Contract with Sunshine Helicopters

Vector Signs Exclusive 5-year MRO Support Contract with Sunshine Helicopters

11-Mar-2014Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (“HS-NA”),  one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a 5 year, exclusive MRO support contract with Sunshine Helicopters of... Read more

Metro Aviation hosts first Turbomeca training class

Metro Aviation hosts first Turbomeca training class

19-Jun-2013Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation recently hosted its first of 3 Turbomeca Level 1 classes for 2013 at its new training facility in Shreveport, Louisiana. Turbomeca USA is providing factory training courses on Arriel and Arrius engines in the Metro Aviation Training Center. Since completing its new comprehensive Training Center at the beginning of the year, Metro Aviation... Read more

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

27-Oct-2011Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) is proud to deliver its 10,000th Arriel production engine, which will power a United States Army UH-72A Lakota helicopter. During a ceremony at the Turbomeca USA site today, Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca Chairman & CEO and Russ Spray, Turbomeca USA President & CEO, presented the United States Army a commemorative plaque to mark... Read more

Vector Aerospace Awarded Turbomeca Arriel 2 Engine Repair & Overhaul License

Vector Aerospace Awarded Turbomeca Arriel 2 Engine Repair & Overhaul License

15-Oct-2009Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace has received a new license from Turbomeca for repair and overhaul of Arriel 2 engine models throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico.... Read more

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