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Safran to power new German Federal Police H225s

Safran to power new German Federal Police H225s

7-Jun-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines will power the German Federal Police’s (Bundespolizei) new fleet of Airbus H225 helicopters, the selection of which was announced at the ILA Berlin show. The 38 helicopters will be powered by our Makila 2A engines. The German Federal Police, which already operates a fleet of Makila-powered AS332 and H215 helicopters, is thus... Read more

Safran’s Aneto-1K engine certified in China

Safran’s Aneto-1K engine certified in China

29-May-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has received certification for its Aneto-1K from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This crucial milestone paves the way for the Leonardo AW189K’s introduction into the Chinese civil market. This validation of type certificate (VTC) by China succeeds the earlier type certificate (TC) by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)... Read more

Safran signs support contract with DRF Luftrettung

Safran signs support contract with DRF Luftrettung

1-May-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a major support-by-the-hour contract with DRF Luftrettung for the engines powering its H145 helicopter fleet. This SBH® contract covers in-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for over 90 Arriel 2E engines. DRF Luftrettung is one of the biggest users of the Arriel engine in Europe. The contract will... Read more

Safran renews MH-65 engine contract with US Coast Guard

Safran renews MH-65 engine contract with US Coast Guard

16-Apr-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has renewed its contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to support the Arriel engines powering its MH-65 helicopters. This new 5-year contract will provide in-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for more than 240 Arriel 2C2-CG engines, under a Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract. Cédric Goubet, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO, said: “Our... Read more

Safran renews support contract for UK MOD Merlin engines

Safran renews support contract for UK MOD Merlin engines

4-Apr-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a new contract with UK MOD’s Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) agency for the continued support of RTM322 engines used on the Royal Navy’s fleet of 55 Merlin helicopters.  This Single Source Qualifying Defence Contract will run for six years from 1 April 2024 with options to extend the support... Read more

Bristow picks Safran Arrius 2B2 engines for Airbus H135 order

Bristow picks Safran Arrius 2B2 engines for Airbus H135 order

29-Feb-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Bristow Group Inc. to power its new fleet of H135 helicopters with the Arrius 2B2. In-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for these engines will be provided by SBH® (Support-By-the-Hour) under an hourly support contract. At Heli-Expo 2024, Bristow announced the acquisition of five H135... Read more

ADAC Heliservice sign Safran support-by-the-hour contract

ADAC Heliservice sign Safran support-by-the-hour contract

29-Feb-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support-by-the-hour contract renewal with ADAC Heliservice for the engines powering ADAC Luftrettung and ANWB Medical Air Assistance H145 helicopter fleets. This SBH® contract covers in-service support and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) for around 50 Arriel 2E engines. ADAC Heliservice, a subsidiary of the non-profit ADAC Luftrettung, is a... Read more

Philjets signs Safran SBH contract for Arrano engines

Philjets signs Safran SBH contract for Arrano engines

21-Feb-2024Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and PhilJets Aero Services Inc (PhilJets) marked a milestone at the Singapore Airshow 2024 by signing a new Support-By-the-Hour (SBH) contract for the Arrano engine. PhilJets, the Certified Distributor Center for Safran in the Philippines, and Safran Helicopter Engines (Safran HE) have solidified their 3 years collaboration through this strategic agreement. PhilJets... Read more

RIVE signs exclusive partnership with Safran Helicopter Engines

RIVE signs exclusive partnership with Safran Helicopter Engines

29-Nov-2023

RIVE Private Investment, an independent European investment company specialising in impact transport assets and infrastructure dedicated to the energy transition, has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Safran Helicopter Engines, which has developed a decarbonisation advisory offering with a CO2 emissions tracking model. RIVE’s financial and technical expertise stems from more than 10 years’ experience... Read more

China certifies the H175

China certifies the H175

19-Jul-2023

Airbus Helicopters has announced today that Civil Aviation Administration of China has certified the H175 helicopter.  We note that this comes over four years after they announced the sale of two H175s to China Rescue, a customer who has since ordered six Leonardo AW189s, the competitor supermedium to the Airbus H175. The H175 started out... Read more

Safran and MTU Aero Engines sign MoU to develop a new engine for ENGRT

Safran and MTU Aero Engines sign MoU to develop a new engine for ENGRT

20-Jun-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and MTU Aero Engines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a 50/50 joint venture as an agile and lean structure intended to develop a new engine for the European Next Generation Rotorcraft Technologies (ENGRT) project. Both partners are convinced that European armed forces need a new 100% European engine... Read more

Safran validates Eco Mode helicopter hybrid propulsion concept

Safran validates Eco Mode helicopter hybrid propulsion concept

19-Jun-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has validated its Eco Mode hybrid propulsion system during ground tests in Bordes, France, in preparation for upcoming flight tests on the Airbus Racer high-speed helicopter demonstrator. The hybrid electric propulsion mode was tested for the first time in a configuration similar to the one that will be used on the Racer.... Read more

Leonardo AW09 PS4 prototype performs first flight

Leonardo AW09 PS4 prototype performs first flight

20-Mar-2023Source: Leonardo

The latest AW09 prototype, designated PS4 and featuring the new Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2K engine, performed its maiden flight in Mollis Switzerland on 16 March 2023. This flight lasted 20 minutes and successfully completed all set objectives, performing hovers at low altitude, spot turns, straight and sideways flights up to 20 knots as well as several... Read more

Safran signs SBH® support contract with Coldstream Helicopters

Safran signs SBH® support contract with Coldstream Helicopters

8-Mar-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. to support Makila engines powering its AS332L1 Super Puma fleet.  This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting Coldstream’s Makila 1A1 engines.  Coldstream is the global launch customer for this SBH® program, which Safran has specifically... Read more

Bell 505 – World’s first single engined helicopter to fly on 100% SAF

Bell 505 – World’s first single engined helicopter to fly on 100% SAF

22-Feb-2023Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the Bell 505 completed its first flight fueled solely by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), marking the first-ever single engine helicopter to fly with 100% SAF. Bell collaborated with Safran Helicopter Engines, Neste, GKN Aerospace and Virent Inc. to make this Bell 505 flight possible.... Read more

Safran Helicopter Engines tests “more-electric” variant of Ardiden-based engine

Safran Helicopter Engines tests “more-electric” variant of Ardiden-based engine

16-Feb-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has successfully completed ground tests of a “more-electric” variant of its Tech TP turboprop engine at its Tarnos facility. The Ardiden 3-based technological demonstrator incorporates technologies from Clean Sky1 ACHIEVE project, resulting in more efficient and more sustainable operating modes. ACHIEVE (Advanced mechatronics devices for a novel turboprop electric starter-generator and health monitoring... Read more

HAL and Safran advance partnership for IMRH engine

HAL and Safran advance partnership for IMRH engine

15-Feb-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have signed a workshare agreement for the joint development of the engine intended for the future 13-ton IMRH (Indian Multi-Role Helicopter) and its naval version DBMRH (Deck Based Multi-Role Helicopter). This agreement follows the MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signed on 8th July 2022 and stipulates the sharing... Read more

NH90 flies on sustainable fuel

NH90 flies on sustainable fuel

10-Feb-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

With support from Safran Helicopter Engines, TotalEnergies, Airbus Helicopters, France’s defense procurement agency (Direction Générale de l’Armement – DGA) has carried out the first test flight of an NH90, during which one of its two RTM322 engines ran on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This fuel was produced by TotalEnergies from used cooking oil using HEFA... Read more

Safran signs SBH® support contract with Yellowhead Helicopters

Safran signs SBH® support contract with Yellowhead Helicopters

17-Jan-2023Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Yellowhead Helicopters to support Arriel powering its AS350 and H125 fleets. This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting 21 engines. This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada, in Mirabel, Quebec, which provide North American customers... Read more

Safran signs SBH® support contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company

Safran signs SBH® support contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company

9-Nov-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with The Helicopter and Jet Company (THC) to support Arrano and Arriel engines powering its H160, H125 and H145 fleets. This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting more than 60 engines. The Helicopter and Jet Company currently operates a... Read more

Bell 505 flies Southeast Asia’s first helicopter flight using SAF

Bell 505 flies Southeast Asia’s first helicopter flight using SAF

27-Sep-2022Source: Neste

  Bell’s next generation five seater helicopter, the Bell 505, fueled with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) took off at Seletar Airport in Singapore for a demonstration flight. This is the first ever helicopter flight fueled with SAF in Southeast Asia. This remarkable milestone was achieved by a close cooperation between Bell, Safran Helicopter Engines... Read more

French Navy takes delivery of H160 for SAR missions

French Navy takes delivery of H160 for SAR missions

23-Sep-2022Source: Airbus Helicopters

  The French Navy has taken delivery of the first of six H160s that will perform search and rescue (SAR) missions. The aircraft is part of the interim fleet that will be delivered by the partnership formed between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. “The delivery of the first H160 to a military customer is... Read more

Safran contract renewed for US Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

Safran contract renewed for US Army UH-72 Lakota engine support

13-Sep-2022Source: Safran Helicopter Engines

  Safran Helicopter Engines has signed an agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to continue supporting Arriel engines powering the U.S. Army UH-72 Lakota helicopter fleet. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and service agreement supporting  over 900 Arriel 1E2 and Arriel 2E engines, operated by theU.S. Army on its UH-72A and UH-72B.... Read more

Singapore adds military helicopters to Airbus digital solution agreement

Singapore adds military helicopters to Airbus digital solution agreement

20-Jul-2022

  Airbus and Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) are adding helicopters to the scope of their agreement signed at the Singapore Airshow earlier this year, to advance the co-development of digital solutions for the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) military aircraft platforms. Under the agreement, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space... Read more

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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