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Turbomeca sign support agreement with German Federal Police

Turbomeca sign support agreement with German Federal Police

During the ILA Berlin Air Show, Turbomeca (Safran group) announces the signature of a Support by the Hour agreement with the German Federal Police. This Support by the Hour agreement (SBH®) covers 32 Arrius 2B2 engines powering 16 twin-engine EC135T2i helicopters. Spread over 12 bases, the German Federal Police is performing air rescue missions around… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 13-Sep-12

Turbomeca celebrates 35 years in Brazil and expand facilities

Turbomeca celebrates 35 years in Brazil and expand facilities

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group), in Brazil since 1977, celebrates the expansion of icts site based in Xerém, Rio de Janeiro State . These new facilities will house the new assembly line and testing of the engine and Makila 2 of the Auxiliary Power Unit Saphir 20. These engines and units, designed for Both Civilian… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Sep-12

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Turbomeca signs agreement with Saab for Swedish A109LUH engine work

Turbomeca signs agreement with Saab for Swedish A109LUH engine work

Turbomeca (Safran group) HAS signed a contract with defense and security company Saab AB for the repair and overhaul of engines and Arrius 2K2 modules installed on A109 LUH helicopters of the Swedish Air Force. The contract signed with Saab is a customized Global Support Package (GSP) for the Swedish Air Force A109 helicopters equipped… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 31-Aug-12

Turbomeca TM800 to power the future Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca TM800 to power the future Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) has signed a contract with Eurocopter for the automation of the new generation of helicopter turboshaft engine with its new X4, the TM800. The X4 Eurocopter is a helicopter next generation of the category of 5 to 6 tons. The future device will feature a new engine: the e Turbomeca TM800. This… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 23-Jul-12

Russian Helicopters signs support agreement with Turbomeca

Russian Helicopters signs support agreement with Turbomeca

Russian Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers and part of Russian state defence holding Oboronprom, and Turbomeca (Safran Group) announce that they have signed a general agreement on support cooperation of Turbomeca helicopter engines in Russia. Such an agreement plans for Helicopter Service Company, part of Russian Helicopters group, to provide engine support… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Jun-12

Turbomeca USA appoints Director of Commercial and Parapublic Operator Support

Turbomeca USA appoints Director of Commercial and Parapublic Operator Support

World leading helicopter engine manufacturer, Turbomeca (Safran group) is pleased to announce the new appointment of David Horton as Director, Commercial and Para public Operator Support for its U.S. operations. David will report to Jean-Marc Domergue, Vice President of Customer Support at Turbomeca USA, Inc. David brings to his new position over 25 years of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca USA, 13-Jun-12

Eurocopter and Turbomeca launch maintenance training centre in Mexico

Eurocopter and Turbomeca launch maintenance training centre in Mexico

Eurocopter de México (EMSA) and Turbomeca México (Safran Group) have signed a cooperation agreement for the training of helicopter maintenance technicians and recently opened their first joint training center in Mexico, which is also the first of its kind on the American continent to offer Spanish-speaking instructors. This new center, inaugurated today by Eurocopter’s Executive… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Mexico, 25-May-12

UTair Engineering extends cooperation with Turbomeca Germany

UTair Engineering extends cooperation with Turbomeca Germany

On May 17 at the 5th annual International Helicopter Exhibition HeliRussia 2012 held in Moscow, UTair Aviation subsidiary UTair-Engineering and Turbomeca Germany signed an agreement for the construction of a new MRO Center for Turbomeca engines and their components.  Turbomeca is a global leader in the manufacture of helicopter engines and components. The purpose of… Read more »

Source: UTair, 24-May-12

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Turbomeca shows mockup of Ardiden 3G engine for Ka62 at HeliRussia

Turbomeca shows mockup of Ardiden 3G engine for Ka62 at HeliRussia

During the Heli Russia Air Show, Turbomeca (Safran group) is pleased to present the full size mock-up of Ardiden 3G engine which will power multipurpose medium-class Ka-62 helicopter, at the Russian Helicopters stand. One year ago, at Heli Russia 2011, Russian Helicopters, JSC and Turbomeca signed agreements for the development and supply of Ardiden 3G… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 17-May-12

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Turbomeca signs first Support by the Hour contract with Papillon

Turbomeca signs first Support by the Hour contract with Papillon

Turbomeca (Safran group) signed a first contract Support By the Hour, SBH ®, with Papillon Airways. This contract covers the initial batch of six year Arriel 2D engines powering the Eurocopter EC130 T2 brand new, with The Possibility to equip The Entire Arriel 2D engine fleet of Papillon. The Turbomeca SBH ® contract Provides total… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Feb-12

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Turbomeca creates partnership to provide unique benefits for Milestone’s leasing customers

Turbomeca creates partnership to provide unique benefits for Milestone’s leasing customers

Leading helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran group), and Milestone Aviation Group, the world’s pre-eminent helicopter lessor, announced at Heli-Expo today the beginning of an expansive partnership between the two companies. Through the Global Support Partnership, Turbomeca and Milestone are jointly developing new engine support solutions and services for Milestone’s lease customers around the world. The… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 13-Feb-12

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Turbomeca Arriel 2D to power Eurocopter EC130T2

Turbomeca Arriel 2D to power Eurocopter EC130T2

A year after launching its new family of Arriel 2 +, Turbomeca (Safran group) today announced that the Arriel 2D, derived from this family and certified in May 2011, will equip the new helicopter EC130T2. The Arriel 2D offers a take-off power 14% higher than the Arriel 2B1 engines, powering the current EC130. The Arriel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Turbomeca BOOST – Launch of new, integrated online services

Turbomeca BOOST – Launch of new, integrated online services

Turbomeca (Safran group) presents BOOST (Bank Of Online Services and Technologies), a totally new range of integrated online services to streamline operations Customers. Through this single application, Turbomeca is to provide statement the helicopter industry with innovative solutions for proactive engine support. BOOST, a major share of Safran group project, answers essential helicopter operator needs: Addressing aircraft safety, availability and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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DRF signs Turbomeca support contract for EC145/BK117 engines

DRF signs Turbomeca support contract for EC145/BK117 engines

Turbomeca (Safran group) sign a five-year support contract at the time of flight with its DRF Luftrettung * EMS missions in Germany, Austria and Denmark. Proposed by Turbomeca SBH ® contract provides customers with offers tailored to their operational needs. Recently, DRF Luftrettung ordered 25 EC145 helicopters T2, which will be equipped with the latest… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Bristow Academy and Turbomeca partnership ready for first training session

Bristow Academy and Turbomeca partnership ready for first training session

Turbomeca (Safran group) and Bristow Academy announced that their first training courses will be held the week of 5 to 9 March 2012. This first session is provided in the training partnership formed last fall. Lectures will be given to the Bristow Academy , Titusville, Florida Campus, Space Coast Regional Airport (KTIX). This formation of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca adds subsidiary in Mexico

Turbomeca (Safran group) announces the creation of Turbomeca Mexico , Located in. the federal capital of Mexico , Called Federal District – DF. Turbomeca Mexico is Aimed at Supporting Turbomeca engines operators in Mexico, Central America and north of South America ( Bolivia , Colombia , Ecuador and Venezuela ). The primary goal of Turbomeca… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Coastal Helicopters converts AS350 fleet to Turbomeca

Coastal Helicopters converts AS350 fleet to Turbomeca

Coastal Helicopters Inc.. HAS Entered Into Year Purchase Agreement with Turbomeca Engine USA (Safran group) for five Arriel 1D1 turboshaft engines. Coastal Helicopters, Inc. Currently Operates five AS350B2’s that Were her assets to Soloy AS 350 B2/SD2 ‘s in 2005. Turbomeca USA Coastal views Helicopter’s decision to reverse the retrofit back to the Turbomeca Arriel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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ALT signs Turbomeca support contract for engines in ANWB EC135s

ALT signs Turbomeca support contract for engines in ANWB EC135s

Turbomeca (Safran group) sign a support contract at the time of flight, SBH ®, with ADAC for 10 Arrius 2B2 engines powering five helicopters EC 135T2, for the benefit of ANWB Medical Air Assistance. ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH, based near Bonn, Germany, maintains helicopters and engines for various operators in Europe, as ADAC, ANWB and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Feb-12

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Vector Aerospace sgns engine support agreement with Discovery Air

Vector Aerospace sgns engine support agreement with Discovery Air

As per the terms of the two-year agreement, Vector provides comprehensive engine repair and overhaul support; including modification, test and other services for Discovery Air’s Turbomeca Arriel 1 and 2 model engines as well as the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engines. All engines covered in the agreement include complete dynamic testing at Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 12-Feb-12

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Q&A with Turbomeca CEO – Hybrid engines for helicopters

Q&A with Turbomeca CEO – Hybrid engines for helicopters

With the advent of hybrid solutions, propelling helicopter is on the threshold of a new technological breakthrough. What are the challenges for Turbomeca? Elements of response with Olivier Andries, President and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran). Context in which Turbomeca is conducting studies on the concepts of hybrid? Turbomeca a major player in the engine helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Safran Group, 13-Jan-12

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Turbomeca Canada announce three appointments

Turbomeca Canada announce three appointments

[editor note – yes, we thought it odd too, they’ve announced in January 2012 three appointments which were effective September 2011, and in two separate press releases…] As from 28 September, Francis Hauret has been appointed as Director of Customer Services of Turbomeca Canada, and Daniel Savard has been appointed as Director of operations and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca Canada, 06-Jan-12

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FAA AD 2011-24-07 – Turbomeca Arriel 2B

Non-conformities on adjustment of some hydromechanical units (HMUs) have been reported by a Turbomeca repair centre. The technical investigations carried out by Turbomeca are showing that only a limited number of HMUs are potentially affected by this non-conformity to HMU adjustment.

Source: FAA, 29-Nov-11

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FAA AD 2011-24-08 – Turbomeca Makila

N2 (power turbine speed) sensor harness wire crimping discrepancy

Source: FAA, 22-Nov-11

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EASA approves Arrius 2G1 engine for Ka226T

EASA approves Arrius 2G1 engine for Ka226T

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the Arrius 2G1 turboshaft engine made by French company Turbomeca (Safran Group), installed on the Russian light Ka-226T helicopter. Engine certification achieved end-October 2011 allows mass operation of the engine and remains an important milestone in the multi-role Ka-226T helicopter programme. The contract between the Russian rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Nov-11

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EASA AD 2011-0218 – Turbomeca Arriel 2 engines

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Source: EASA, 10-Nov-11

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US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

US Army to receive 10,000th Turbomeca Arriel engine

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 »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Oct-11

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Turbomeca opens new site at Mantes-Buchelay

Turbomeca opens new site at Mantes-Buchelay

Marc Ventre, Deputy Chief Operating Officer of Safran group and Dominique Braye, President of the Camy urban community (urban community of Mantes en Yvelines), today Opened the new Turbomeca Buchelay Mantes-site (near Paris) in the presence of Olivier Andriès Turbomeca and Chief Executive Officer Paul Martinez, Mayor of Buchelay and Vice-President of Camy. This site… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 21-Oct-11

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Lider signs support contract for 52 Turbomeca engines

Lider signs support contract for 52 Turbomeca engines

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) and Lider Táxi Aéreo signed a SBH® (Support By the Hour) contract covering the 52 Arriel 2 Turbomeca engines operated by the Brazilian customer and flying more than 50,000 hours per year for offshore operations. The current Lider’s fleet powered by Turbomeca and supported by the SBH® contract includes 24… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 20-Oct-11

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Brazilian military signs Makila support contract with Turbomeca

Brazilian military signs Makila support contract with Turbomeca

Turbomeca do Brasil (Safran group) HAS signed a five year GSP (Global Support Package) contract with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, to cover the support of Makila 2A 100 gas turbines. The engines power the EC 725, operated by Brazilian armed forces all Three Presidential and the transportation group. The GSP, based on a maintenance… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Oct-11

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R-R Turbomeca RTM322 Powers NH90 and AW101

R-R Turbomeca RTM322 Powers NH90 and AW101

The Rolls Turbomeca RTM322 series continues in production for its two applications, the NH90 and AW101. Customers for the AW101 include India, who signed a contract in early 2010 for 12 helicopters to be configured for VIP use and transport duties. Deliveries are expected to be complete by the end of 2013. The AW101 will… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 19-Oct-11

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Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca Makila Gives Lift to Super Puma/Cougar Fleet

Turbomeca’s Makila series powers civil and military medium-lift helicopters from Eurocopter. The Makila’s biggest application is the EC 225 and its military EC 725 variant. Sales of the EC 725 have increased over the past few years, buoyed by an order for 50 aircraft in 2009 from Brazil’s armed forces. The deal included assembly of… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 19-Oct-11

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Turbomeca validate AKV Arriel 1 engine cycle counter

Turbomeca validate AKV Arriel 1 engine cycle counter

AKV Inc. in conjunction with Turbomeca (Safran group) is very pleased to announce that Turbomeca has validated the AKV Arriel 1 Engine Cycle Counter as an acceptable cycle counting aid system for their Arriel 1B, 1D, 1D1 engines installed in the Eurocopter AS350 and 1E1/-2 engines installed in the Eurocopter BK117C1 and C2 (EC145). The… Read more »

Source: AKV, 29-Sep-11

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Turbomeca selects nCode automation software

Turbomeca selects nCode automation software

Turbomeca, which specializes in the design, production, sale and support of gas power turbine for small and medium helicopters, has selected nCode software – a leading brand of durability, test and analysis products by HBM – to ensure the storage, management, analysis and traceability of thousands of measurement channels of test data. nCode Automation 7… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 28-Sep-11

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Bristow Academy to train Turbomeca maintainers

Bristow Academy to train Turbomeca maintainers

During the Helitech exhibition, Turbomeca (Safran group) and Bristow Academy signed a partnership contract to facilitate the training of Turbomeca operators on maintenance operations. Going forward Bristow will be able to train pilots and technicians as a part of the Turbomeca Training Network. The partnership will draw from Turbomeca training programs to give pilots and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Sep-11

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Turbomeca to expand in the UK

Turbomeca to expand in the UK

At Helitech 2011, Turbomeca (Safran group) and its British site, Turbomeca UK, promote an increasing influence in the UK market. The company displays mock-ups of the Arrius and Arriel gas turbines, as well as a 3D presentation of the latest generation Ardiden 3. The UK is a major market for Turbomeca with sales to the Ministry of… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Sep-11

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Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A to power the AC311

Turbomeca Arriel 2B1A to power the AC311

During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a new cooperation agreement on Arriel 2B1A with SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation) and AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation). This cooperation includes engines deliveries which are scheduled in the course of 2012. “Our… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 16-Sep-11

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SAIC signs for 85 more Arriel 2C engines

SAIC signs for 85 more Arriel 2C engines

During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a cooperation contract for 85 additional Arriel 2C engines with AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation) under the witness of SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation). First deliveries are scheduled for 2012. “In the frame… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 16-Sep-11

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Citic Offshore Helicopter becomes Turbomeca Service Center

Citic Offshore Helicopter becomes Turbomeca Service Center

During the China Helicopter Exposition, Turbomeca China (Safran group) announces the signature of a Service Center contract with Citic Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC). This contract will reinforce the proximity support provided to operators in China. Under this contract, COHC will have the Field Technicians, trained and qualified by Turbomeca, to support small fleet operators in… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Sep-11

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Turbomeca training center opens in China

Turbomeca training center opens in China

Turbomeca China (Safran group) Provided its first training courses to Arriel 2S engine operators Within icts new training center based in Chengdu Guanghan. In 2010, Turbomeca signed a contract with HAS the Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) to Develop the Turbomeca training program for qualified maintenance engineers and year initial training program to… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 15-Sep-11

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New CEO for Turbomeca UK

New CEO for Turbomeca UK

As of October 1, Frédéric Fourciangue was appointed CEO of Turbomeca UK, replacing Christian Hamel , called to other functions within the Safran group.  Frédéric Fourciangue SUPAERO graduated. In 1998 he began his career at Dassault Aviation in the general direction of military support: he was project manager MCO contracts and new customer services until… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Sep-11

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New Director for Turbomeca Japan

New Director for Turbomeca Japan

From 1 September, Guy Bonaudi became Director of Turbomeca Japan to replace Marc Lacoue , called to other duties within Turbomeca.  Guy Bonaudi graduated from university in aeronautical engineering. He has extensive experience in the helicopter industry for 35 years: he served in the French Air Force and became a field representative for Turbomeca before… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Sep-11

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New Managing Director for Turbomeca Canada

New Managing Director for Turbomeca Canada

As of September 1, David Thibes was appointed Managing Director of Turbomeca Canada to replace Russ Spray , who maintains the position of Director of Turbomeca States.  David Thibes is a mechanical engineer aerospace graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. He has made ​​his career in Canada starting at Bombardier in 1997. He then… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Sep-11

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FAA proposes AD for Arriel 1B engines

FAA proposes AD for Arriel 1B engines

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA-2010-0904; Directorate Identifier 2010-NE-33-AD] RIN 2120-AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca Arriel 1B Turboshaft Engines AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). SUMMARY: We propose to adopt a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the products listed above. This proposed AD… Read more »

Source: FAA, 01-Sep-11

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Turbomeca signs MoU with Malaysia’s HeliPartner

Turbomeca signs MoU with Malaysia’s HeliPartner

Olivier Andries, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and None Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for participation of The Financial Engines Turbomeca Within HeliPartner. This MoU has-been signed in the presence of Dato ‘Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Fri Haji Ahmad, Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Tan Aziz… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 07-Jul-11

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RTE’s fleet reach 250,000 hours on Turbomeca engines

RTE’s fleet reach 250,000 hours on Turbomeca engines

At the International Paris Air Show, Olivier Andries, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and Régis Magnac, Director of RTE, company in charge of the Electricity Transmission Network (TEN), are celebrating 250.000 flight hours for Turbomeca engines Used in aerial work helicopter for surveillance and maintenance of the French Electricity transmission network (high and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Jun-11

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Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

Safran and AVIC sign two MOUs to consolidate their strategic partnership

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 »

Source: Safran, 21-Jun-11

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Sao Paulo Military Police to upgrade 21 AS350s to B2 status

Sao Paulo Military Police to upgrade 21 AS350s to B2 status

The Military Police of São Paulo year agreement Signed With Turbomeca (Safran group) For the retrofit of at least single-engine helicopters, over a Period of Two Years. They Will convert Their B AS350 helicopters, powered With Arriel 1B engines, Into AS350 B2 helicopters, powered With Arriel 1D1 engine. “We Are Proud Of The confidence thats… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 30-May-11

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HAL looks elsewhere after falling out with Turbomeca over LUH engine

HAL looks elsewhere after falling out with Turbomeca over LUH engine

P Soundara Rajan, managing director of HAL’s helicopter complex, told an Indian newspaper that the company is looking elsewhere for a helicopter engine partner after Turbomeca asked for a higher fee to fit the jointly developed Shakti engine inot the new LUH helicopter.  The LUH helicopter, which will be available in both civil and miltiary… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-11

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Russian Helicopters orders 40 Ardiden 3G to power the Ka-62

Russian Helicopters orders 40 Ardiden 3G to power the Ka-62

During the Heli Russia Air Show, Russian Helicopters, JSC has formally placed on Turbomeca (Safran group) the first order for the delivery of 40 serial Ardiden 3G engines for the Ka-62. This first lot of 40 engines will be delivered to Russian Helicopters over a period of two years. Such order materializes the first step… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 20-May-11

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Turbomeca Arriel 2D certified by EASA

Turbomeca Arriel 2D certified by EASA

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certified the Arriel 2D Turbomeca (Safran group) whose take-off power of 950 shp. The Arriel 2D single-engine helicopter will power the Eurocopter AS350 B3e. The commissioning of the first engine is expected in the second half of 2011. Low operating costs The Arriel 2D offers the benefits of new technologies… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 17-May-11

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Updated Ka62 will have Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines

Updated Ka62 will have Turbomeca Ardiden 3G engines

Russian Helicopters, JSC and French Turbomeca (Safran group), have signed contracts for the supply of at least 308 Turbomeca Ardiden 3G turbo shaft engines to be installed on the updated Ka-62 helicopter. This announcement follows the ‘protocol of intentions’ contract signed on 21 February 2010, outlining the development and delivery of the Safran engines for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Apr-11

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Chinese link in hacking of Turbomeca computer network

Chinese link in hacking of Turbomeca computer network

According to Le Monde, there was a Chinese link to the hack and investigators have arrested 10 people so far.

Source: TechEye, 13-Apr-11

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Vector’s Arriel 2 engine overhaul line in full operation

Vector’s Arriel 2 engine overhaul line in full operation

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a subsidiary of Vector Aerospace Corporation one of the world’s leading independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces its Turbomeca-approved Arriel 2 engine repair and overhaul line; including full test capability is up and running. “We are excited to introduce Vector’s newest engine… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 28-Mar-11

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Turbomeca USA signs training contract with Eurocopter Canada

Turbomeca USA signs training contract with Eurocopter Canada

A subcontracting agreement was signed between Turbomeca USA, Inc. (Safran group) and Eurocopter Canada Limited that will provide level 1 and 2 (different level on intervention on the engine) training courses in Canada. Under this agreement Eurocopter Canada Limited will be responsible for the training needs in Canada, coordinating with Turbomeca USA, Inc. The goal… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter Canada, 28-Mar-11

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Turbomeca to sponsor Conklin & de Decker Maintenance Management Seminar

Turbomeca to sponsor Conklin & de Decker Maintenance Management Seminar

Conklin & de Decker’s Helicopter Maintenance Management – Essential Tools for Your New Role, received a recent boost when Turbomeca agreed to sponsor the 2-day event. “We recognize the value of maintenance technicians receiving training that supplements their technical backgrounds as they make or have the desire to make the transition into managerial positions. The… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 18-Mar-11

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Bond Offshore Helicopters signs a new SBH contract with Turbomeca

Bond Offshore Helicopters signs a new SBH contract with Turbomeca

British oil & gas helicopter support operator Bond Offshore Helicopters signed a new Support-by-the-Hour® contract with Turbomeca UK for their four new AS365N3 Dauphins, powered by the Arriel engine. The helicopters’ Arriel 2C turbines will be maintained by Turbomeca UK which supports nearly 700 engines powering British and Irish-owned customers’ helicopters. Two of the new… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 09-Mar-11

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Turbomeca USA signs global support agreement with Era Helicopters

Turbomeca USA signs global support agreement with Era Helicopters

The Global Support Agreement, signed today between Turbomeca USA and ERA Helicopters LLC* will provide proximity based engine support services covering ERA’s fleet of 43 engines which includes, Makila 2A and Makila 2A1 engines and Arriel 1S1 and Arriel 2S2 engines. Under this Agreement Turbomeca USA, located in Grand Prairie, Texas, will be responsible for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 08-Mar-11

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Turbomeca launches its brand new Arriel 2+ engine family

Turbomeca launches its brand new Arriel 2+ engine family

Turbomeca announces the new Arriel 2+ family. The Arriel 2D, Arriel 2E and Arriel 2N, part of this new family, will respectively power the AS350 B3e, EC145T2 and AS365 N3e. This new family offers lower operating costs, higher reliability and higher performance. Arriel 2D certification is scheduled mid-2011, the Arriel 2E’s one year later and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-11

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Turbomeca reinforces proximity support and partnership with Air Methods

Turbomeca reinforces proximity support and partnership with Air Methods

In support of Air Methods Corporation* loyalty and commitment, Turbomeca has agreed to a ten year dedicated customer support partnership to provide cost control and tailored services in support of their growing fleet. Air Methods has been a loyal Turbomeca customer for many years and operates approximately 220 Turbomeca engines (Arriel 1, Arriel 2, and… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-11

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USCG signs second Support By the Hour contract with Turbomeca

USCG signs second Support By the Hour contract with Turbomeca

During the Turbomeca press conference at Heli-expo, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) was recognized for signing a second Support By the Hour contract with Turbomeca. This contract provides modular maintenance and dedicated customer service supporting all 244 engines at 18 Air Stations throughout the United States. The contract will benefit the USCG by maximizing… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-11

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Turbomeca delivers 1,000th Arrius 2B engine to STAT MedEvac

Turbomeca delivers 1,000th Arrius 2B engine to STAT MedEvac

Recently, STAT MedEvac, major EMS operator in the USA, received the 1,000th Arrius 2B engine to power their latest EC 135. Today, STAT Medevac’s fleet is composed of 14 EC 135s and seven EC 145s (Turbomeca Arriel 1E2). All their new airframes will have Turbomeca engines and most of their current fleet has Turbomeca engines…. Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-11

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Turbomeca awarded $9.7M contract to overhaul Makila engines for SA military

Turbomeca awarded $9.7M contract to overhaul Makila engines for SA military

South African military procurement organisation Armscor has recently announced the following contract placement Reference No:    EVLI/2010/97 Requirements:    Oryx life extension: Upgrade and overhaul of Makila 1A1 engines Awarded Date:    9 Dec 2010 Contract Value:    R66 140 000,00 Classification:    Restricted Contracts Awarded To: Turbomeca Africa (Pty) Ltd    P O Box 7005 Bonaero Park 1622 HeliHub.com editor… Read more »

Source: Armscor, 15-Dec-10

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Gazpromavia choose Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 for their EC135s

Gazpromavia choose Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 for their EC135s

In the frame of The Contract Signed With Eurocopter selected Gazpromavia The Arrius 2B2 engine to power eight EC 135T2i Their helicopters. Aircraft Will Be Operated thesis Challenging weather conditions in Russia THROUGHOUT. “Our decision to choose Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 engine’s notably WAS is based engine performance and Reliability. Furthermore, The Arrius 2B2 engine IS… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 29-Nov-10

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Australian MRH90 engine restrictions to be lifted soon?

Australian MRH90 engine restrictions to be lifted soon?

Australian Aerospace CEO Jens Goennemann is confident that operating restrictions on the Rolls-Royce Turbomeca RTM322 turboshaft that powers the ADF’s MRH 90 helicopters will soon be lifted.

Source: Australian Aviation, 26-Nov-10

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Turbomeca to delivery 90 Arriel 2Cs to CATIC and AVIC International

Turbomeca to delivery 90 Arriel 2Cs to CATIC and AVIC International

During Airshow China in Zhuhai, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a contract for 90 Arriel 2C engines with CATIC (China Aviation Technology Import-Export Corporation) and AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation) for their respective export markets. The first engines will be delivered this year. “This new… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 16-Nov-10

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Turbomeca to supply 80 more Arriel 2C engine kits to SAIC/Avic International

Turbomeca to supply 80 more Arriel 2C engine kits to SAIC/Avic International

During Airshow China in Zuhai, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a contract for 80 Arriel 2C engines kits with AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation) under the witness of SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation). First deliveries are scheduled for 2011. “In the frame of our cooperation… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 16-Nov-10

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Safran jockeying for position in Russian and Chinese helicopter markets

Safran jockeying for position in Russian and Chinese helicopter markets

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 »

Source: Safran, 28-Oct-10

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Turbomeca Canada to lay off 70 employees

Turbomeca Canada to lay off 70 employees

Turbomeca is to lay off more than half of its employees, with 35 departing in January 2011 and another 35 in May.

Source: Cyberpress, 25-Oct-10

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Pure & Secure LLC completes USCG contract for Turbomeca Ariel 2C2 rinse water

Pure & Secure LLC completes USCG contract for Turbomeca Ariel 2C2 rinse water

Pure & Secure LLC, has completed a competitive-bid contract with the United States Coast Guard to provide high-purity rinse water for the Coast Guard fleet of HH65C helicopters using dual Ariel 2C2CG Turbomeca turbines. The unique custom-designed high purity rinse-water purification system is used for the post- sortie and all other turbine rinse applications. The… Read more »

Source: Pure & Secure, 20-Oct-10

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Turbomeca and Securite Civile celebrate 200.000 hours of the Arriel 1E2

Turbomeca and Securite Civile celebrate 200.000 hours of the Arriel 1E2

The Turbomeca (Safran Group) Arriel turbo-shaft engine 1E2 Has logged flight hours on the 200.000 Civil Security’s EC 145 twin-engine helicopters. The turbo-shaft engine’s good behavior HAD Contributed to the success of the rescue missions Performed by the rescuers. The first 34 of the EC 145 helicopters Arrived at the Civil Security Helicopter Group on… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 23-Sep-10

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Vector approved for Arriel 2 engine repair and overhaul

Vector approved for Arriel 2 engine repair and overhaul

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector -www.vectoraerospace.com) is pleased to announce it has been awarded Turbomeca Engine Corporation (Turbomeca) approval for full repair and overhaul on the Arriel 2 engine. Under the terms of the licensing agreement, Vector can now provide operators in North America (including Mexico) comprehensive Arriel 2 engine repair and overhaul support,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 23-Sep-10

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Turbomeca USA appoints new customer support VP

Turbomeca USA appoints new customer support VP

World leading helicopter engine manufacturer, Turbomeca, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Vice President of Customer Support for its U.S. operations. Jean-Marc is replacing Leo Morrissette who is transitioning to a new position within the Turbomeca Group to be announced by the end of the year. Jean-Marc comes to Turbomeca from our… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca USA, 07-Sep-10

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New Australian NH-90 problem – engines now inspected every 5 hours

New Australian NH-90 problem – engines now inspected every 5 hours

Australian Dept of Defence did not reveal the problem and did not announce that an MRH-90 helicopter on a routine flight from Brisbane to Townsville on Saturday was grounded at Mackay airport.

Source: Herald Sun, 05-Aug-10

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Arrius 2B engines complete 200,000 flight hours on OAMTC fleet

Arrius 2B engines complete 200,000 flight hours on OAMTC fleet

The Arrius 2B engines, powering the 27 ÖAMTC’s EC 135T helicopters, clock up today 200,000 flight hours. These twin engine-helicopters’ missions, EMS type, have very important operational constraints. “This is an important milestone for our EC 135T fleet, which 100% of it is equipped with the Arrius 2B engine, as our entire fleet is powered… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 23-Jul-10

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Turbomeca to power Eurocopter X4

Turbomeca to power Eurocopter X4

Although a deal is not set, yet, Turbomeca is likely to provide the powerplant for Eurocopter’s dauphine replacement program, the X4.

Source: Aviation Week, 20-Jul-10

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