Turbomeca strengthens its presence in India with Turbomeca India Engines Pvt Ltd

Bordes, February 15, 2010

"The main purpose of this new establishment in Bangalore, India, is to set up a major local interface with the key helicopter manufacturer and Indian operators. This new set-up reinforces our local partnership in order to improve our response to the requirements of an ever-expanding market", claims Satish Kirtikar, managing director of Turbomeca India.

With its experienced team of customer support managers and field representatives, Turbomeca India Engines Private Ltd. supplements the local Turbomeca set-up for Indian helicopter manufacturer HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.) which ensures support for military customers.
This new site will provide a wider cover for the proximity services required by a more efficient customer and product support for helicopter fleets.

A partner for civil and military fleets

In India, Turbomeca leads the market for helicopter engines with more than a 65% share of the market. In 2003, numerous contracts for several hundred TM 333 and Ardiden 1H1 / Shakti engines were signed with HAL. The Indian helicopter manufacturer has already received an order for 159 Dhruv equipped with Ardiden 1H1 engines.
The Turbomeca Arriel engine also equips the 27 Dauphin helicopters operated by Pawan Hans, the largest Indian civil operator which carries out operations in oil and gas exploration and paramedical, medical and tourism missions.

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Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. With 2,350 customers in over 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.

For more information, please visit our Web sites: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.

Bettina Frey
+33 (0)5 59 90 96 23
bettina.frey@turbomeca.fr

Chantal Reiss
+33 (0)5 59 90 96 40
chantal.reiss@turbomeca.fr

www.turbomeca.fr