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Safran to support New Zealand NH90 engines

Safran to support New Zealand NH90 engines

20-Jul-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to support the engines of its NH90 fleet operated by the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF). This Support-By-the-Hour-Military (SBH®) contract formalises a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting a total of 21 RTM 322 engines.... Read more

Safran and HAL to develop new helicopter engines in joint venture

Safran and HAL to develop new helicopter engines in joint venture

11-Jul-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed an agreement to create a new joint venture intended to develop helicopter engines. Through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed by Mr. R. Madhavan, HAL CMD, and Mr. Franck Saudo, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO in presence of Olivier Andriès, Safran CEO, both partners will... Read more

First helicopter flight powered solely by sustainable aviation fuel

First helicopter flight powered solely by sustainable aviation fuel

23-Jun-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering both Safran’s Makila 2 engines. This flight, which follows the flight of an H225 with one SAF-powered Makila 2 engine in November 2021, is part of the flight campaign aimed at understanding the impact of SAF use... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

15-Jun-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  On 1st September 2022, Florence Gourmanel becomes Executive Vice-President, Human Resources. She succeeds Frédéric Henrion, who has been appointed to another post within the Group. Florence began her career in 1992 as a management controller with Airbus. In 1993 she joined Technofan1 as Sales Administration Manager. In 1998, she was appointed Human Resources Manager at CIMPA. She joined... Read more

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

Safran renews MCO contract for French government engines for 10 years

26-Apr-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and the French Aerospace Maintenance Agency (DMAé, Direction de la Maintenance Aéronautique) have renewed for 10 years their contract to maintain the French government’s helicopter engines in operational condition. Designated Saturne (Soutien Avancé des Turbines de l’Etat), the contract ensures the availability and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) of all 1,500 engines... Read more

HAL and Safran sign strategic MoU in Goa

HAL and Safran sign strategic MoU in Goa

16-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have broken ground on their Joint Venture facility, Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt Limited (HE-MRO), at Sattari, 40 km from Panaji in Goa.  Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL, Mr. Franck Saudo, CEO, Safran Helicopter Engines and senior officers from the Indian Armed Forces and HAL were present on... Read more

Safran and Bell to collaborate on SAF initiative for B505

Safran and Bell to collaborate on SAF initiative for B505

10-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran... Read more

Safran signs the first SBH® contract to support Arrano engines

Safran signs the first SBH® contract to support Arrano engines

9-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) has signed a Support-By-the-Hour(SBH®) contract with Safran Helicopter Engines to support Arrano engines powering its brand new Airbus H160 helicopter. This contract formalizes a MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting the two engines of the helicopter. This is the first-ever SBH® contact signed for the Arrano. This contract... Read more

Safran launches digital services to improve helicopter engine monitoring

Safran launches digital services to improve helicopter engine monitoring

9-Mar-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines is launching two new digital services, My Engine Dashboard and Logbook Viewer, accessible from the EngineLife® Customer Portal. The services will provide customers with tools to facilitate the daily management of their Safran helicopter engines. My Engine Dashboard is an engine-centric management interface. It provides access to all the information available on... Read more

Safran and ST Engineering to study and advance the use of SAF in engines

Safran and ST Engineering to study and advance the use of SAF in engines

17-Feb-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and the commercial aerospace business of ST Engineering today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to study the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in helicopter engines, with the objective of assisting helicopter operators in their transition to the use of SAF. Under the MoU, Safran Helicopter Engines and ST Engineering will... Read more

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries reinforce their partnership to support the Royal Thai Air Force

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries reinforce their partnership to support the Royal Thai Air Force

17-Feb-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Thai Aviation Industries have signed a contract to support Arrius 2B2Plus of the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), and have renewed the existing one intented for their Makila. Powering their H135 and H225M helicopters, over 12 Arrius and 24 Makila engines are now covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). Since... Read more

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

Safran deploys SAF to UK facility

28-Jan-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has started using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Fareham facility in the United Kingdom on a permanent basis, initially with the currently available mix of 38% SAF and subsequently with the maximum permitted blend of 50%. It is the first Safran Helicopter Engines site outside France to use SAF in its... Read more

Safran and Saab renewed their SBH® contract

Safran and Saab renewed their SBH® contract

18-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Saab have renewed their agreement to support Arrius 2K2 engines powering the Leonardo AW109 operated by the Swedish Armed Forces . This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a 9-years MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and services agreement supporting a total of 45 engines. This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines... Read more

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

Safran and ÖAMTC Air Rescue to introduce SAF in Arrius-powered fleet

17-Nov-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have agreed to cooperate in introducing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The engine manufacturer will support the Austrian HEMS operator in deploying SAF to its Arrius 2B2-powered Airbus H135 fleet. By summer 2022, the goal is that one HEMS helicopter will be ready to use 30 to 50% biofuel,... Read more

Airbus H125 power upgrade

Airbus H125 power upgrade

25-Oct-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

In the frame of maintenance programme improvements for its light single-engine helicopter range, Airbus Helicopters has increased the AS350 B3e aircraft’s power by up to 10% by making full use of the available power of the existing Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2D engine. The H125 power upgrade improves the aircraft’s performance in a large part... Read more

Safran begins assembly of Arriel 2E in US

Safran begins assembly of Arriel 2E in US

19-Oct-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has opened a second assembly line at their facility in Grand Prairie, Texas for the Arriel 2E engine. The first assembled and tested Arriel 2E engines have been delivered to Airbus. These engines power the UH-72B delivered to the U.S. Army as part of the newest Lakota helicopter. Also installed in the... Read more

Piaggio Aerospace partners with Safran

Piaggio Aerospace partners with Safran

28-Sep-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

The Italian aircraft and engine-parts manufacturer Piaggio Aerospace and the French company Safran Helicopter Engines have announced that they signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to cooperate on the production of the Ardiden 3 aeroengine family. The agreement covers the manufacture of critical parts for the variants of the Ardiden 3 family, both for turbopropulsor... Read more

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

First helicopter engine runs using 100% sustainable fuel

9-Sep-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines performed a world first at its Bordes facility (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France); a helicopter engine run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). During the test, a Makila 2 ran on a biofuel produced by TotalEnergies from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil. A test campaign will now evaluate... Read more

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

12-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter... Read more

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

6-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Global Turbine Asia (GTA) have renewed their contract to support Makila 2A of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Powering their H225M helicopters, over 30 Makila engines will continue to be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). Since 2014, this agreement has proved its efficiency to satisfy RMAF’s requirements for... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

5-Jul-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter... Read more

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

First rescue helicopter flies on sustainable aviation fuel

8-Jun-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

A rescue helicopter has flown on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time, achieving a new milestone in international aviation. Operated by the German non-profit organization ADAC Luftrettung, the Airbus H145 rescue helicopter had its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refueled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

French Navy adds two more H160s

French Navy adds two more H160s

2-Jun-2021Source: Airbus Helicopters

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has confirmed an option to Airbus Helicopters, Babcock and Safran Helicopter Engines for two more H160s for the French Navy. These aircraft will join the fleet of four H160s already contracted in 2020, the first of which is currently being assembled by Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, in the south... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

8-Apr-2021Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions. This is the second SBH® contract... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team

Safran Helicopter Engines strengthen its European team

5-Oct-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to cooperate on Ardiden 3TP, a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications – specifically the unmanned, training and transport sectors. The Spanish aero engine specialist strengthen the European team with Safran Helicopter Engines, and ZF Aviation Technology... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

16-Sep-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Sébastien Jaulerry as Executive Vice-President, Support and Services, succeeding Olivier Le Merrer who is retiring. Sébastien Jaulerry started his career in 1994 at Labinal1 as Workshop Manager, then Method Manager. In 1998 he was promoted Production Manager of Boeing 767 Electrical Wiring, based in Pryor (USA), and in 2001 to... Read more

Safran to support Dutch Cougar engines

Safran to support Dutch Cougar engines

30-Jun-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a multi-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to support its Makila-powered AS532U2 Cougar Mk.II helicopter fleet. Following a public tender, the contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement to support over 40 Makila 1A2 engines until their end-of-life. Air-Commodore A.R. Laurijssen, Commander of RNLAF Logistics... Read more

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

Safran to support German and Norwegian NH90 engines

26-Jun-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support contract with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), to support 276 NH90 engines owned by BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) in Germany and the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA). The RTM322 engines will be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) under... Read more

Safran extends Makila contract with RUAG

Safran extends Makila contract with RUAG

17-Jun-2020Source: RUAG

RUAG and Safran Helicopter Engines have extended until 2021 their contract for maintenance of the fuel control units of the Makila engine powering the Super Puma helicopter. Close partnerships with original equipment… RUAG carries out regular maintenance work on the Super Puma helicopters and its components. In addition to the Swiss Air Force, customers include... Read more

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

11-Mar-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l’Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of... Read more

Safran opens new CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

Safran opens new CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

25-Feb-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter... Read more

French Navy to receive four H160s in 2022 for SAR missions

French Navy to receive four H160s in 2022 for SAR missions

11-Feb-2020Source: Airbus

The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years. This interim fleet of H160s will enable the... Read more

Safran signs contract to support Portuguese EH101 Merlin engines

Safran signs contract to support Portuguese EH101 Merlin engines

30-Jan-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) to support Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 Merlin fleet. Over 38 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). This new agreement satisfies the Portuguese Air Force requirement for optimum availability during their domestic and international military operations. Lieutenant... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

29-Jan-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. Commented Enrique Zepeda Navarro, Transportes Aéreos Pegaso CEO: “With this contract, we... Read more

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

29-Jan-2020Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly... Read more

EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

EASA certifies Safran Aneto-1K in Leonardo AW189K

13-Dec-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Aneto-1K engine, as fitted to the Leonardo AW189K. Intended for super-medium and heavy helicopters, the Aneto family produces between 2,500 and 3,000 shp. The 1K is rated at 2,500 shp and its first flight in the AW189K took place in March... Read more

Safran makes management appointments

Safran makes management appointments

12-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Frédéric Bugeon has been appointed Executive Vice-President Strategy, succeeding Serge Maillé who is retiring. Frédéric Bugeon started his career at Thales in 1995, as chief project CAPE (Computer-aided production engineering) for radars. In 1996, he joined Alstom and took responsibility for supply chain and purchasing for TGV and tramways at La Rochelle facility. In 2000,... Read more

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

Safran Ardiden 1U engine obtains EASA certification

11-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA type certification for its Ardiden 1U engine, installed in India’s LUH (Light Utility Helicopter). LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) which made its maiden flight in September 2016. Since its first ground test in 2015, the Ardiden 1U maturation and certification... Read more

Safran and AECC strengthen industrial cooperation on WZ16 engine

Safran and AECC strengthen industrial cooperation on WZ16 engine

7-Nov-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) have signed a memorandum of agreement to strengthen their industrial cooperation on the WZ16 French-Chinese helicopter engine. This agreement was signed in Beijing by Alexandre Ziegler, Safran Senior Executive Vice President, International and Public Affairs, and AECC Chairman Cao Jianguo, during French President Emmanuel Macron’s State Visit... Read more

Arrius engines mark 10 million flight hours

Arrius engines mark 10 million flight hours

11-Oct-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

In China, Safran is celebrating a major achievement for its Arrius engine range; 10 million flight hours flown since its introduction in 1996. With more than 3,800 units delivered to 430 customers in 60 countries, the Arrius family covers a power range of 450-750 shp and flies in both single and twin-engine light helicopters. Over... Read more

Safran and AECC introduce the WZ16

Safran and AECC introduce the WZ16

11-Oct-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) announce the issue of the Type Certificate for the WZ16 turboshaft from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Installed in the AVIC AC352 helicopter, the WZ16 is the first jointly-developed aero engine to be entirely certified by Chinese authorities. Also known as the Ardiden... Read more

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries strengthen partnership

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries strengthen partnership

3-Jul-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) signed an agreement to extend their support to helicopter engines used by the Royal Thai Armed Forces and Thai parapublic operators. The agreement marks a new stage in a partnership that began in 2017, with Safran supporting Makila used on H225 operated by the Royal Thai Air... Read more

Safran to continue supporting UK MOD

Safran to continue supporting UK MOD

26-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a three-year support contract extension with the UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support agency, to provide an end-to-end availability service for the RTM322 engines fitted to Royal Navy Merlin and British Army Apache AH Mk1 helicopters. Covering a fleet of more than 400 engines, the contract represents a... Read more

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

Airbus and Safran team-up for greener vertical flight

21-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Airbus Helicopters, the world’s largest civil helicopter manufacturer, and Safran Helicopter Engines, the global leader in helicopter turbines, are teaming up to prepare the future of cleaner, quieter and more efficient vertical flight, ahead of the upcoming Horizon Europe research programme which should be carried out during the next decade.   A Letter of Intent... Read more

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

EASA certifies Safran Arrano 1A engine

20-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Type Certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus Helicopters H160. Arrano is a new generation engine in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range, perfectly suited for new four-to-six tonne helicopters. The H160 made its first flight with the Arrano in January... Read more

Safran unveils Add+ engine technological demonstrator

Safran unveils Add+ engine technological demonstrator

19-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran introduces Add+, an engine technological demonstrator with 30 % of its components made using additive manufacturing (3D-printed) techniques. The result of a partnership between several Safran companies, Add+ will enable 3D-printed parts to be used in Group production engines. Development started in early 2018 and assembly is now in progress. The demonstrator will be... Read more

First ground run of Tech TP turboprop demonstrator by Safra

First ground run of Tech TP turboprop demonstrator by Safra

18-Jun-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has made the first ground run of its Tech TP, a turboprop technological demonstrator based on an Ardiden 3 turboshaft and developed as part of the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The test took place at Safran Helicopter Engines’ facility in Tarnos (France), on 12 June 2019. More than 20... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

Safran Helicopter Engines Partners with Citicopter in Russia

22-May-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

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... Read more

Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

Safran appointed Executive VP Operations

20-May-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Bernard Barussaud as Executive Vice-President Operations. Bernard succeeds François-Xavier Foubert who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Bernard Barussaud (52) joined the Snecma1 engineering department in 1992. From 1995 he fulfilled various management roles within the manufacturing department — manufacturing support, fan disk manufacturing — before in... Read more

Safran Awarded Patent for Turbine Engine Rapid Restart System Tests

Safran Awarded Patent for Turbine Engine Rapid Restart System Tests

24-Apr-2019Source: USPTO

A device for integrity testing a system for rapid reactivation of a turboshaft engine of a helicopter, includes a pneumatic turbine that is mechanically connected to the turboshaft engine and is supplied with gas, upon a command, by a pneumatic supply circuit such that it is possible to rotate the turboshaft engine and ensure that it is... Read more

Safran Awarded Patent for Multi-Engine Propulsion System

Safran Awarded Patent for Multi-Engine Propulsion System

12-Mar-2019Source: USPTO

The invention relates to an architecture of a propulsion system of a multi-engine helicopter, comprising turboshaft engines (1, 2) that are connected to a power transmission gearbox (3), and comprising a low DC voltage onboard network (7) for supplying helicopter equipment during flight, characterized in that it comprises: a hybrid turboshaft engine (1) that is capable of operating in... Read more

Safran signs support contract with Aero Asahi

Safran signs support contract with Aero Asahi

8-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Aero Asahi Corporation, covering engines powering the operator’s BK117C2, H125, S-76C+ and AS 365 N3 fleets. This 5-year contract supports a total of 55 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. This agreement is the second 5-year SBH® extension contract signed with this Japanese operator, one of... Read more

Belgian Air Force to benefit from Safran Expert link service

Belgian Air Force to benefit from Safran Expert link service

8-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to introduce Belgian Air Force as new customer of its Expert link, video assistance service. Belgian Air Force, which works together with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) for the support of the RTM322 engine, will benefit from the Premium level of this new service for the engine maintenance of... Read more

Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

Safran signs support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard

8-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Icelandic Coast Guard, covering two H225. This contract formalizes a five year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila 2A1 engines. Commented Höskuldur Ólafsson, Icelandic Coast Guard, Helicopter Director Maintenance: “With this contract, we will benefit from a the best... Read more

DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

DRF is first to use Safran Health Monitoring service

7-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus’ Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis... Read more

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

7-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC’s S-76 fleet and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement. “Our partnership will allow us... Read more

Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

6-Mar-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has obtained a Validation of Type Certification (VTC) from CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) for its Arriel 2H engine powering the Avicopter AC312E. A VTC is based on the EASA type certificate (obtained in 2018) and confirms that an imported engine conforms with Chinese airworthiness standards. This Arriel variant was selected... Read more

Safran is proud to power the Bell Nexus

Safran is proud to power the Bell Nexus

8-Jan-2019Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

The first application of the Safran Hybrid-Electric Propulsion System (HEPS), the Bell Nexus, is officially unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The propulsion solution of this multi-rotor vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft is capable of producing more than 600 kWe power. During ground tests last June the system produced 100... Read more

Safran to support Royal Danish Air Force

Safran to support Royal Danish Air Force

4-Dec-2018Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 11 Arriel 1D1-powered AS550C2 Fennec operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). The engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP) and the contract will last until mid-2030s, when the fleet is retired. In... Read more

Edmonton Police contracts for Safran engine program

Edmonton Police contracts for Safran engine program

19-Nov-2018Source: ec120-edmonton2

The Edmonton Police Service is having to renew their maintenance support contract with Safran Helicopter Engines, worth $4.3 million over 10 years. The agreement stipulates that the service’s Flight Operations Unit will pay a certain hourly rate per hour, instead of a large sum when the engine overhauls are due. Included in the agreement is... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Senior Executive VP

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints Senior Executive VP

16-Nov-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Eric Dalbiès as Senior Executive Vice President and Safran Power Units CEO. At Safran Power Units, Eric succeeds François Tarel, who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Eric Dalbiès joined Snecma1 in 1992, within space propulsion division in Vernon. Within Snecma, he fulfilled various positions in engineering and programs... Read more

New extended Support-By-the-Hour range

New extended Support-By-the-Hour range

18-Oct-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has announced improvements to its SBH® (Support-By-the-Hour) service range. Created to provide a comprehensive “pay as you fly” service, SBH® solutions now cover the full scope of customer profiles: SBH®5Star for civil operators of up to five aircraft, SBH®Classic for fleets of six-plus aircraft and SBH®M for military air arms. SBH® is... Read more

Safran introduces brand-new customer portal

Safran introduces brand-new customer portal

18-Oct-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines is rolling out its new EngineLife® online customer portal. Easy-to-use and featuring advanced functionality, EngineLife® Customer Portal provides Safran Helicopter Engines customers with a unique doorway to access all digital services. Fully private and secured, the website has been designed by and for the customers. Safran has created a one-click access to... Read more

Zunum Aero and Safran join forces deliver electric commercial aircraft

Zunum Aero and Safran join forces deliver electric commercial aircraft

5-Oct-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Zunum Aero, a pioneer in electric aviation, selected Safran Helicopter Engines for its hybrid-to-electric commercial aircraft, which will be available in the early 2020s. Safran Helicopter Engines will provide a new generation engine turbine to drive the Zunum ZA10’s electrical generator. This turbo-generator will power this 12-seat, hybrid-to-electric 700-mile commercial aircraft, driving extraordinarily low operating... Read more

Safran celebrates its 80th anniversary

Safran celebrates its 80th anniversary

2-Oct-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Set up in 1938, Turbomeca, now Safran Helicopter Engines, is celebrating its 80th anniversary on September 20, 2018! In its early days when the company manufactured compressors for piston engines, it has enjoyed significant growth and become the world leader in helicopter engines. We take a look back at the saga of the company’s founder,... Read more

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

12-Sep-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Frédéric Henrion started his career in 1987 with Hoechst as HR assistant. In 1988, he joined Lyonnaise des eaux (today part of the Suez group) as an HR representative. Within the company he fulfilled roles such as HR Manager (1991) and Careers Director (1995), before moving to United Water’s North American subsidiary as HR Director... Read more

First ground test of Safran hybrid electric propulsion system

First ground test of Safran hybrid electric propulsion system

23-Jul-2018Source: Safran

Safran has passed a major milestone in its hybrid electric propulsion roadmap with the first ground test of a distributed propulsion system. The test run took place at a Safran Helicopter Engines test facility near Pau-Pyrenees Airport, in France. In a distributed hybrid electric propulsion system for aircraft, a turbo-generator (a gas turbine driving an... Read more

Safran renews Pattonair contract

Safran renews Pattonair contract

20-Jul-2018Source: Pattonair

World leading rotorcraft turbine manufacturer, Safran Helicopter Engines (SHE), has awarded a global OEM and MRO parts support contract to Pattonair until 2025, the leading aerospace and defence supply chain service provider.   The contract was signed today, Tuesday 17th July at the Farnborough Airshow by Franck Saudo, President – Safran helicopter engines, and Wayne Hollinshead,... Read more

Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

18-Jul-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering. Didier succeeds Eric Massé who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department... Read more

H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

28-Jun-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations thanks to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips both single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % of the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours... Read more

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

28-Jun-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran has significantly reduced direct maintenance costs of its Arriel 2D engine, which equips both Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. This competitiveness boost will benefit to customers who operates those single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours for new... Read more

Safran made two senior management appointments

Safran made two senior management appointments

21-May-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Florent Chauvancy (41) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, OEM Sales, succeeding Maxime Faribault who is retiring. Florent joined Safran Landing Systems in 1998, fulfilling various positions in production, supply chain and purchasing within its Landing Gear & Systems Integration division in Gloucester, Bidos and Toronto. In 2005, he joined the Wheels & Brakes division and took... Read more

First show of New Turboshaft Aneto

First show of New Turboshaft Aneto

10-May-2018Source: HeliRussia

For the first time in Russia, the new helicopter turboshaft engine Anteo family to be introduced at HeliRussia 2018. The full-scale mock-up of the new powerplant will be displayed by its developer –  Safran Helicopter Engines, the world leading manufacturer of rotorcraft turbines. Aneto engine family features significant benefits: thanks to an exceptional power-to-volume ratio, it offers 25% greater... Read more

EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

23-Apr-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E. This Arriel variant was selected in 2015 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (Aviation Industry Corporation of China). The AC312E made its maiden... Read more

Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

23-Apr-2018Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Ardiden 3C. Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium. Known in China as the WZ16, it should be... Read more

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