Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

London, 24 September 2013

During Helitech, Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group are pleased to announce the signature of a global support contract that covers engines operated by Inaer, Bond Air Services, Bond Offshore Helicopters and Australian Helicopters. This agreement further enhances the strengthening relationship between Avincis and Turbomeca.

This agreement includes the incorporation into Turbomeca's Support By the Hour (SBH®) programme for the Inaer fleet in addition to the Bond fleet, which already benefits from the SBH® service. The agreement now covers approximately 180 engines of which there are 14 different engine variants.

Avincis Group Director of Fleet & Engineering Martin Whittaker said: "This agreement secures engineering support for a significant part of our global fleet. Avincis has one of the most modern and technologically advanced fleets in the world, and Turbomeca is an important partner in our future growth"

Franck Saudo, Turbomeca VP & General Manager Operators, added: "Thanks to this agreement, Avincis Group will benefit from reduced maintenance cost of their engines. Moreover, this SBH® agreement will bring easy and fast supply chain."

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Headquartered in the UK, Avincis Group provides central resources, global standards and systems and expertise to its 13 local operating companies who operate a fleet of around 350 aircraft. Last year the group flew over 108,500 hours, conducted over 50,600 emergency health care missions, rescued more than 8,600 people at sea or on mountains, helped to put out over 7,800 fires and carried more than 175,900 passengers in the oil and gas industries.

Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 30 Certified Maintenance Centers, 18 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: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.

Turbomeca (Safran)

Contacts Presse
Bettina FREY
VP, Communications
Tel +33(0)5 59 12 55 66
bettina.frey@turbomeca.fr

Chantal REISS
External Communications Manager
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chantal.reiss@turbomeca.fr
www.turbomeca.fr

Avincis Group
Kate Hill
Group Communications Director
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M: +44 7899 792991
khill@avincisgroup.com