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APU manufacturer Microturbo appoint new General Manager

APU manufacturer Microturbo appoint new General Manager

As from November 2nd, François Tarel is appointed General manager at Microturbo (Safran). He will replace Pierre-Yves Morvan who is taking up a new position in another company in the group, Snecma. François Tarel is an engineering graduate of Ecole Polytechnique in 1984 and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (France) in 1989. He joined… Read more »

Source: Safran, 03-Nov-15

Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika, and Microturbo to develop new APU for Russian-made rotorcrafts

Russian Helicopters, Technodinamika, and Microturbo to develop new APU for Russian-made rotorcrafts

Russian Helicopters and Technodinamika (formerly the Aviation Equipment Group), both Rostec companies, and France’s Microturbo (part of the Safran group) have signed a trilateral memorandum on the joint development and production of a new auxiliary power unit (APU), Saphir 15, for the helicopter market. Under the memorandum, Russian Helicopters will become the first potential customer… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 13-Mar-15

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Microturbo and Bel Air Aviation sign SBH Agreement for AW189 e-APU60

Microturbo and Bel Air Aviation sign SBH Agreement for AW189 e-APU60

Microturbo (Safran) and Bel Air Aviation A/S are pleased to announce the signature of a Support By the Hour (SBH) agreement for the e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Bel Air operates a fleet of two AW189 in the Oil & Gas sector. This five-year SBH agreement will provide Bel Air a fixed amount per flight… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 04-Mar-15

Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the entry-into-service of its Arrius 2B2plus on the EC135 T3. Airbus Helicopters has celebrated the entry-into-service of the first production EC135 T3 to Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites, a mountain rescue operator, during a ceremony in Pontives, Italy. Specifically developed to power light helicopters, the Arrius 2B2plus was certified by the European Aviation… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Dec-14

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X completes first flight with Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R

Turbomeca (Safran) is proud to be part of the Bell Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X first flight with its new Arrius 2R engine, which is the newest member of the successful Arrius family. The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X took the sky for the first time on 10 November, at the Bell Helicopter Mirabel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Nov-14

The Microturbo e-APU60 is certified by the FAA

The Microturbo e-APU60 is certified by the FAA

The e-APU60 has been specially designed to meet the demands of new-generation more-electric aircraft. It is characterized by an excellent power-to-weight ratio and exceptional compactness. Tests performed last year on the new-generation AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter validated its excellent reliability and its endurance in extreme operating conditions, as well as its impressive performance in normal flight… Read more »

Source: Safran, 13-Jun-14

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo and Bristow sign first Support By the Hour agreement for AW189 APU

Microturbo (subsidiary of Safran) and Bristow Group are pleased to announce the signature of the first Support By the Hour (SBH®) agreement for the Microturbo e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Supporting 11 search and rescue aircraft and 6 operating in the Oil & Gas sector, this contract is the first of its kind in support… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 24-Feb-14

Microturbo provides update on e-APU60 certification

Microturbo provides update on e-APU60 certification

The test campaign of the Microturbo (Safran group) e-APU60 is progressing successfully towards its forthcoming civil certification. This new concept auxiliary power unit recently completed a 150-hour “block test”. This important milestone confirms the reliability and endurance of this new system. The e-APU60 certification is progressing according to schedule. To date, seven development engines have… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 30-Oct-12

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Microturbo e-APU60 completes first flight tests in AW189

Microturbo e-APU60 completes first flight tests in AW189

The Microturbo (Safran group) e-APU60 has successfully completed its first flight tests as part of the AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter certification campaign. Initially designed for new-generation more-electric business jets, the e-APU60 is a new concept of auxiliary power unit characterized by an excellent power-to-weight ratio and its exceptional compactness. It also meets the high demands of… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 15-May-12

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Successful test phase for the Microturbo e-APU60 on AW189

Successful test phase for the Microturbo e-APU60 on AW189

Further to a successful installation of the first e-APU60 on the helicopter last October, Microturbo (Safran group) has delivered two other systems to AgustaWestland as part of the AW189 test campaign. The e-APU60 is a new-concept auxiliary power unit specifically designed to meet the demands of new-generation more-electric aircraft. It is capable of providing up… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 14-Feb-12

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Microturbo’s e-APU60 will be installed on the AW149

Microturbo’s e-APU60 will be installed on the AW149

Agusta Westland, a Finmeccanica company, has selected the e-APU60 of Microturbo (Safran group), a new concept of auxiliary power unit specially designed to meet the requirements of new-generation aircraft which will need more electrical power, to be installed on the AW149, new-generation medium class multi-role helicopter. The key features of the e-APU60 that have contributed… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 21-Jun-11

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