Safran Helicopter Engines - The world leader in helicopter turbine engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has long been specialized in small and medium gas turbine engines for helicopters, spanning design, production and support. Now offering a complete, unrivaled range of engines, solid partnerships with other engine-makers and comprehensive support services, Safran Helicopter Engines has established its leadership in the international helicopter engine market.

Safran Helicopter Engines works with the main world's leading helicopter manufacturers, applying a strategy based on four core values: safety, reliability, innovation and local support.
Since being founded some 75 years ago, Safran Helicopter Engines has always specialized in turbine engines for helicopters. Today, the company continues to extend its product range via the development of new families and new models. One of these is a family of high-power turboshaft engines designed for heavy helicopters.

Safran Helicopter Engines invests a full 15% of its revenues in R&D, enabling customers to benefit from the latest technologies. The main objectives have not changed: higher power, reduced fuel consumption and easier maintenance.

The company employs more than 5,600 people worldwide, including 4,600 in France, where it has three sites: Bordes (head office, design office, new engine manufacture), Tarnos (global support center) and Mantes-Buchelay (control unit and accessory production). Safran Helicopter Engines operates a further 13 sites around the world. Thanks to this global network, the Safran Helicopter Engines teams always stand ready to provide their expertise to clients, driven by one goal: to offer them the best service for their helicopters.

Safran Power Units, Safran Helicopter Engines subsidiary, is specialized in the design and manufacturing of power systems for civil and military aerospace: auxiliary power units (APU) and starting systems for aircraft and helicopters, turbojet engines for missiles and target drones. Safran Power Units power solutions are efficient and reliable as a result of considerable R&D investments and strategic partnerships with the world's leading OEMs. Represented worldwide, Safran Power Units offers efficient Support and Service solutions to its customers in order to meet their expectations every day. Safran Power Units is a world leader in the field of power systems and propulsion systems, and has delivered over 21,000 units.

Safran Helicopter Engines at a glance

More than
turbines engines in service
flight hours to date
2 500
customers in
155 countries








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