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Safran supports Leonardo’s first flight on SAF with its Aneto-1K engines

Safran supports Leonardo’s first flight on SAF with its Aneto-1K engines

22-Nov-2021Source: Safran

Leonardo’s AW149 Common Platform Demonstrator, which is currently fitted with Safran Aneto-1K engines flew on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for the first time on 12 November 2021 between Bristol and Yeovil, UK. During this flight, the aircraft ran with biofuel, manufactured from residues and waste from the circular economy, specifically used cooking oil. The use... Read more

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

11-Nov-2021Source: Airbus

An Airbus H225 has performed the first ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines. The flight, which took place at the company’s headquarters in Marignane, marks the start of a flight campaign aiming to assess the impact of unblended SAF on the helicopter systems in... Read more

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

ADAC makes first flight on sustainable aviation fuel

7-Jun-2021Source: Safran

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 has its Arriel 2E engines ceremonially refuelled with biofuel, a type of SAF, at the air rescue station at Munich’s Harlaching... Read more

Safran selected to provide Landing Gear System for Bell V-280 Valor

Safran selected to provide Landing Gear System for Bell V-280 Valor

17-May-2021Source: Safran

Safran Landing Systems has reached an agreement with Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company to provide the landing gear system for the V-280 Valor aircraft. Bell’s V-280 Valor is a next generation tiltrotor aircraft proposed for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Program. Based on the agreement, Safran Landing Systems... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with State Grid General Aviation Company

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with State Grid General Aviation Company

16-Dec-2020Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), covering their H215 and H225 fleets. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila engines. This contract also includes the renewal of SBH® support for 14 Arriel 2D... Read more

EHA launches European Rotors event to rival Vertical Flight Expo

EHA launches European Rotors event to rival Vertical Flight Expo

22-Jan-2020Source: HeliHub.com

The European Helicopter Association (EHA) has launched European Rotors, an exhibition which will run in November 2020 in the German city of Cologne. It will be supported by EASA, along with airframe manufacturers including Airbus, Bell, Kopter and Leonardo, together with engine company Safran. To many observers, this is hardly a surprise. The EHA was instrumental in... 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 selects Onsight AR platform for remote customer support

Safran selects Onsight AR platform for remote customer support

18-Oct-2019Source: Librestream

Librestream, leading provider of augmented reality enterprise solutions, is pleased to announce that Safran, an international high technology group operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets, selected its Onsight augmented reality platform for remote customer support, internal services and manufacturing. Safran Helicopter Engines first launched a remote assistance service called... 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

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

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

CAMP Systems International Offers Engine Health Monitoring

19-Mar-2019Source: CAMP Systems International

CAMP Systems International is pleased to announce its industry leading CAMP Engine Health Monitoring solution is now available for Bell 505 aircraft powered by the Safran Arrius 2R engine. As the sole factory recommended maintenance tracking provider for Bell, CAMP Systems supports Bell operators as they maintain and meet the regulatory demands of helicopter health... Read more

Safran, HeliDax and AMS team up

Safran, HeliDax and AMS team up

12-Mar-2019Source: Safran Electronics & Defense

HeliDax, AMS (Aircraft Maintenance Systems) and Safran Electronics & Defense signed a letter of intent to collaborate on a complete digital chain based on the Cassiopée range of flight data analysis services. This new solution will be a world first for helicopters. The partnership between Safran, HeliDax and AMS focuses on the implementation of a... 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 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

Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On-Demand Mobility

Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On-Demand Mobility

21-Jun-2018Source: Bell Flight

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Future of Transportation World Conference a newly formed collaboration with Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) on the development of innovative hybrid electric power system solutions to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept. “Bell is at the forefront of on-demand mobility – ushering a new... 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

SAFRAN awarded patent for Device for controlling an auxiliary engine of a helicopter

SAFRAN awarded patent for Device for controlling an auxiliary engine of a helicopter

28-Mar-2018Source: USPTO

The invention relates to a device for controlling an auxiliary engine (8) comprising a gas generator and a free turbine suitable for being able to be connected mechanically to the rotor (12) of a helicopter in order to supply it with thrust power, characterised in that said control device comprises a proportional-integral controller (30) having a proportional... Read more

Airbus and Safran to develop new helicopter data monitoring systems

Airbus and Safran to develop new helicopter data monitoring systems

5-Mar-2018Source: Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Safran Electronic and Defense have signed a letter of intent for the distribution of helicopter data monitoring systems. The systems can be integrated on all Airbus helicopters not already equipped with the Helionix avionics suite or a health and usage monitoring system (HUMS). “Our goal is always to offer our more modern,... Read more

Safran launches new e-Spares service

Safran launches new e-Spares service

5-Mar-2018Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines introduces e-Spares, a new service that allows customers to order new spare parts and tools on-line. With its user-friendly interface, e-Spares helps users identify and select the right spare parts and tools easily and efficiently. Prices are instantly displayed, and availability statuses are calculated in real time so that an order can... Read more

HeliDax signs a Health Monitoring contract with Safran

HeliDax signs a Health Monitoring contract with Safran

5-Mar-2018Source: Safran

The French company, who was involved in its elaboration, has opted for the Premium level of this service, launched last October at Helitech International. Health Monitoring allows customers to track engine life parameters and implement predictive maintenance actions to prevent unplanned events. The service is available at an Essential level, where the customer is responsible for... Read more

ÖAMTC subscribes to new Safran Health Monitoring service

ÖAMTC subscribes to new Safran Health Monitoring service

4-Mar-2018Source: Safran

Safran is proud to announce ÖAMTC (Österreichischer Automobil-, Motorrad- und Touring Club) as one of the first major customers to sign a Premium Health Monitoring contract. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines, launched last October at Helitech International allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life can be... Read more

Heli-One Signs Service Center Agreement with Safran

Heli-One Signs Service Center Agreement with Safran

3-Mar-2018Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a service center agreement with Safran Helicopter Engines for Makila MRO services. Makila services are performed at Heli-One Norway’s engine shop in Stavanger, as well as through mobile support. The agreement allows Makila 1 operators worldwide to benefit from Heli-One’s expertise... Read more

HeliDax signs a Health Monitoring contract with Safran

HeliDax signs a Health Monitoring contract with Safran

3-Mar-2018Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to introduce HeliDax as new customer of its Health Monitoring service. The French company, who was involved in its elaboration, has opted for the Premium level of this service, launched last October at Helitech International. Health Monitoring allows customers to track engine life parameters and implement predictive maintenance actions to... Read more

Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

28-Feb-2018Source: Safran

Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran’s new Aneto engine to power its Racer (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) high-speed demonstrator. Twin Aneto-1X engines will contribute significantly to the new rotorcraft’s cruise speed performance of up to 400 kph. Unveiled in June 2017 at the Paris Airshow, Racer is a technology demonstrator funded by the European Commission’s H2020... Read more

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

24-Oct-2017Source: Safran

Mathieu Albert (41) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence. Mathieu Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines, in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for Supply Chain activities and MRO services. On 1st January 2016, Mathieu became CEO... Read more

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

23-Oct-2017Source: Safran

François-Xavier Foubert (46) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations. He succeeds Laurent Mazoué who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After working with the production and development of special batteries for Alcatel, in 2003 François Xavier Foubert joined Safran Aircraft Engines as Deputy Manager of the Châtellerault plant, dedicated to CFM56 parts... Read more

Safran marketing new Aneto engine to HAL

Safran marketing new Aneto engine to HAL

16-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Safran has started with the development of their new heavy-engine, high-power helicopter engine type called Aneto. Safran is looking to supply HAL with the Aneto family, after they submitted an RFI, HAL wants to purchase the engines so they can power their home-made helicopters, reports The Hindu Business Line.... Read more

Babcock MCS Onshore monitors Safran engine health

Babcock MCS Onshore monitors Safran engine health

10-Oct-2017Source: Safran

Safran has launched at Helitech International a new Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines, with the announcement of its first customer, Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd. The new service will allow the customer to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life can be improved with the early detection of low... 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

Safran signs new production contract for Strix sights on Tiger helicopters

Safran signs new production contract for Strix sights on Tiger helicopters

4-Jul-2017Source: Safran

Safran Electronics & Defense has signed a contract with the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation (OCCAR) to supply 18 more Strix optronic sights for the Tiger helicopter program. This latest tranche is part of France’s revised 2014–19 defense spending plan, which calls for a homogenous fleet of 67 Tiger HAD (multi-role attack) helicopters. Strix is... Read more

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces

26-Jun-2017Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces. Royal Tai Armed Forces are operating Makila-powered H225M and Arriel-powered fleet of H125M, H145M, AS365N3+ and H155 in operation within the Royal Thai Air Force, Army,... Read more

Safran acquires ISEI

Safran acquires ISEI

23-Jun-2017Source: Safran

Safran Electronics & Defense has purchased the French company ISEI, specialized in flight data acquisition systems and associated services for helicopters and light airplanes. The agreement for the sale was signed today at the Paris Air Show by Jean-Claude Marcellet, President of ISEI, and Martin Sion, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Electronics & Defense. With... Read more

Vector Aerospace becomes authorized Safran Arriel 2D Repair Centre

Vector Aerospace becomes authorized Safran Arriel 2D Repair Centre

24-May-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received authorization from Safran Helicopter Engines to support the latest Arriel 2D model as a certified Repair Centre.  This new approval, which extends Vector’s service capabilities on the Airbus Helicopters H125 and H130 platforms, continues Vector’s long-running support of... Read more

Airbus awards 5-year UH-72A Logistics Support Contract to Safran

Airbus awards 5-year UH-72A Logistics Support Contract to Safran

23-May-2017Source: Safran

Texas-based, Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC. will provide Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) services to Airbus Helicopters Inc. for the U.S. Army fleet of UH-72A Lakota Helicopters. Airbus Helicopters Inc., a U.S. affiliate of the global aerospace and defense company Airbus, was awarded a 5-year CLS contract by the U.S. Army in mid-December 2016.  Airbus... Read more

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

29-Mar-2017Source: Helang Flying Academy

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter... Read more

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

10-Mar-2017Source: Safran

Safran is proud to announce the signing of the first 5Star Plans contract to support Arrius 2R engines operated by Bell 505 customers. This contract has been signed with the Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy that will operate two Bell 505 aircrafts. 5Star Plans is a new Safran Helicopter Engines support contract dedicated to customers operating... Read more

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

10-Mar-2017Source: Safran

Safran has signed of a Support-By-Hour (SBH) covering engines operated by the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. The 17-year agreement between Safran Helicopter Engines UK and Airbus Helicopters is worth more than 100 million euros and relates to Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E engines powering new fleets of H135 and H145. In July... Read more

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

8-Mar-2017Source: Safran

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Safran (Euronext Paris : SAF), celebrate today the first delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft was delivered to private operator Scott Urschel, who is based in Chandler, Arizona, and owner of Pylon Aviation. Bell Helicopter and Mr. Urschel commemorated this milestone in... Read more

Héli-Union and Turbomeca Announce the Signature of a Partnership Contract

Héli-Union and Turbomeca Announce the Signature of a Partnership Contract

17-Jan-2017Source: Héli-Union

Héli-Union and Turbomeca (Safran) announce the signature of a partnership contract for helicopter equipment distribution within the African market dedicated to Turbomeca’s engines, parts and tools. The contract covers from classic engines up to MAKILA model. The distribution area focuses mainly on African countries such as Burkina-Faso, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Congo,... Read more

China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

China’s AC352 completes first flight with WZ16 engine

21-Dec-2016Source: Safran

The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place today in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters. The WZ16 met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight.  Known in the west as the Ardiden 3C, the engine has... Read more

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

New HE-MRO centre will support Indian helicopter operators

26-Oct-2016Source: Safran

The Indian Defence Minister, Mr. Manohar Parrikar inaugurated Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt. Limited (HE-MRO), a Joint Venture of Safran and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), yesterday in Goa, southwest India. This Joint Venture will support helicopter engines operated by national and international operators from a 1,000 sqm office and a 3,800 sqm shop facility. This new... Read more

Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics

Safran signs MoU with Urban Aeronautics

2-Oct-2016Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Aeronautics to study new market opportunities and address power system solutions to support the development of an entirely new platform family of internal rotor aircraft. The Cormorant (formerly AirMule) UAV demonstrator is already flying powered by an Arriel 1D driving two ducted-fans. Under the... Read more

Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

Safran-powered Indian LUH completes first flight

23-Sep-2016Source: Safran

The first flight of Safran’s Ardiden 1U engine, powering the Indian LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), took place on 6 September in Bangalore. LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multipurpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL). The Ardiden 1U met all the performance targets set for this maiden flight. “This flight marks a major milestone... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

Safran Helicopter Engines to form Indian JV with HAL

12-Jul-2016Source: Safran

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months. This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters.... Read more

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

6-Jun-2016Source: Safran

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier for its Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). It will be powered with the existing Arriel 2C2 engine. On the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), Safran has been selected by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), KAI and Hanwha Techwin. The LAH will feature a new engine... Read more

First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

24-May-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Safran has changed the name of every company in the group in the latest re-branding attempt in the helicopter industry. Given the mileage built up with an existing name, it is always a surprise when a company wishes to abandon its history and identity in an attempt to create a new one.  Plus they will... Read more

Bell and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

Bell and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

6-Mar-2015Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The agreement compliments Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical SupportTM (MCS) program for the Bell 505 – a pay-as-you-fly program... Read more

Sagem extends its leading Flight Data Monitoring solutions to all Bell platforms

Sagem extends its leading Flight Data Monitoring solutions to all Bell platforms

3-Mar-2015Source: Sagem

Sagem (part of Safran) is calling on its 25 years of expertise in flight data analysis to offer its proven and state-of-the-art safety tools – Analysis Ground Station (AGS) and Cassiopée Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) services – to every Bell Helicopter commercial platform currently in production. These solutions are designed to support investigation, identify unsafe... Read more

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

19-Feb-2015Source: Turbomeca

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore. Turbomeca will also power the new HAL- designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter),... Read more

Moscow prepares for HeliRussia exhibition in May

Moscow prepares for HeliRussia exhibition in May

3-Feb-2015Source: HeliRussia

Traditionally, on a platform of Crocus Expo IEC will be held the gala review   of helicopters featuring all developments and technical achievements of the last year.  In addition to full scale specimens a wide range of navigation equipment, systems of radio control, equipment for helipads will be presented in the frames of the exhibition. Participation... 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

Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for engine components

Turbomeca introduces additive manufacturing capability for engine components

12-Jan-2015Source: Turbomeca

World-leading helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) is setting up new manufacturing capability at its facility in Bordes (France). After years of maturation and prototype testing, Turbomeca has entered serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process. Bordes facility is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive... Read more

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

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

12-Dec-2014Source: Turbomeca

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

Turbomeca marks 40th anniversary of Arriel’s first flight

Turbomeca marks 40th anniversary of Arriel’s first flight

10-Dec-2014Source: Turbomeca

Today, Turbomeca (Safran) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the first flight of one of its most famous engines – the Arriel. Fitted to a Gazelle airframe, an Arriel prototype took to the skies for the first time on 7 December 1974, from Turbomeca’s flight test center at Pau Airport. The original Arriel was designed in... Read more

Turbomeca signed a support contract with Boeing Defence Australia

Turbomeca signed a support contract with Boeing Defence Australia

10-Dec-2014Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca Australasia (Safran) signed on November 2014 a contract with Boeing Defence Australia to support a new training system for the Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters. Turbomeca will provide to Royal Australian Navy and Australian Army with a Support By The Hour (SBH) contract for a new fleet of 15 Arrius 2B2-powered EC135 T2 helicopters.... Read more

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

12-Nov-2014Source: Turbomeca

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

EASA gives green light to Arrius 2B2 Plus

EASA gives green light to Arrius 2B2 Plus

14-Oct-2014Source: Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran) announces EASA certification of the Arrius 2B2plus turboshaft engine. Specifically developed to power light single and twin helicopters, the 2B2plus powers the Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3. The first delivery to a customer from Airbus Helicopters is expected in the coming weeks. The 2B2plus is the latest member of the Arrius family, which recording... Read more

Turbomeca (Safran) signs SBH® contract with Aero Asahi Corporation.

Turbomeca (Safran) signs SBH® contract with Aero Asahi Corporation.

29-Sep-2014Source: Safran

Aero Asahi Corporation and its subsidiary Central Helicopter Service, have signed with Turbomeca (Safran) a 5 year extension of the SBH® (“Support By the Hour”) contract covering their fleet of Arriel 2 and Arriel 1E2 engines. More than 50 engines powering AS350B3/AS365N3/S76C+ and BK117C2 helicopters are now maintained through the SBH® program and used for... Read more

Precision to distribute new Safran Power AW139 Replacement Starter Generator

Precision to distribute new Safran Power AW139 Replacement Starter Generator

17-Jun-2014Source: Precision Aviation Group

Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) announced today that PAG companies are the exclusive MRO provider and a worldwide distributor of a new AgustaWestland 139 (AW139) Replacement Starter Generator made by Safran Power. “The new starter generator has been in development for over 3 years,” said PAG President and CEO David Mast. “This is a direct... Read more

Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

21-Jun-2011Source: Safran

Jean-Paul Herteman, Chairman and CEO of Safran (Paris:SAF), and Lin Zuoming, President of AVIC, today signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) covering aircraft engines and avionics, to extend their general strategic partnership agreement signed in 2010. The first MOU establishes a clear framework for collaboration between Safran and AVIC, particularly concerning the development of new-generation... Read more

Safran jockeying for position in Russian and Chinese helicopter markets

Safran jockeying for position in Russian and Chinese helicopter markets

28-Oct-2010Source: Safran

The forecasts are spectacular: as from 2025, Russia, China and India should account between them for 50% of the world’s helicopter market, civil and military combined. Of these three countries, China is certainly the one that offers the greatest opportunities. Yet even though aerospace ranks among the priorities of the 11th five-year plan in China,... Read more

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