Gazpromavia choose Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 for their EC135s

Gazpromavia choose Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 for their EC135s

29-Nov-2010 Source: Turbomeca

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 Designed and certified for extreme conditions down to -45 ° C. In addition, The Engine Can Be Operated With Russian oil. “Said Andrei Ovtcharenko, Gazpromavia CEO.

The Turbomeca fleet in Russia included Currently 75 Arriel and Arrius engines installed in 49 helicopters for civilian operators Mainly based in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

In 2006, Turbomeca Was The First Western helicopter engine manufacturer to create a maintenance center in Russia with Gazpromavia, certified to European standards. The center based is at Ostafievo airport near Moscow.

Arrius 2B2 engines to power The Twin EC 135

The Arrius 2B2 WAS Designed to offer a flight profile allow it to minimize Which loss of altitude takeoff When one flying single-engine mode and Malthus to Meet the Requirements of Particular missions in high population density area, Such as EMS. It Offers The Best “as well at high altitude performance and temperatures.
In addition, The Engine TBO (Time Between Overhaul) has-been expanded up to 4.000 hours.
Customers Benefit from a aussi Computerized maintenance aid thanks to The Process of the Data Recorded From The Engine Electronic Control Unit.
The family of Arrius engines were subsequently assembled solid experience of More Than 2.500 Delivered engines, oven Accumulating More Than one million flight hours. Turbomeca worldwide network Already Provides The after sales support of Arrius for 430 Customers in 60 countries.

About Gazpromavia
Gazpromavia Aviation Company Limited – a General Air Carrier for Gazprom of Russia and Its Subsidiaries, Is A corporate Biggest Russian Air Company With A Wide Net of branches.

Gazpromavia fleet consists “of 109 aircraft.

The Company includes Two airports – Ostafyevo (Moscow Region) and Yamburg (Yamal-Nenetsk Automous Region) “as well as branches in Kaluga, Perm, Samara, Sochi, Ukhta, and Yugorsk Yamburg.

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About Turbomeca
Turbomeca (Safran group) Is The Leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has Produced over 68 000 turbines based on ITS own designs Since The company Founded WAS. Dedicated to Customers in 155 Countries 2.350, Turbomeca provider has proximity service thanks to ITS 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, Repair & Overhaul Centers 24 and 90 field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, tea Subsidiary of Turbomeca, Is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

—————– editor note

We are running this story verbatim within 2 hours of Turbomeca issuing it. However, we know that Eurocopter announced their part of the whole deal in mid September as the first helicopters of the order for eight were being delivered – see Eurocopter’s press release on

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