The USCG signed a second Support By the Hour contract with Turbomeca (Safran group)
Orlando, March 6, 2011
During the Turbomeca press conference at Heli-expo, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) was recognized for signing a second Support By the Hour contract with Turbomeca. This contract provides modular maintenance and dedicated customer service supporting all 244 engines at 18 Air Stations throughout the United States.
The contract will benefit the USCG by maximizing tax payer's dollars for engine support services in order to sustain the various missions they are tasked with including Search & Rescue and Homeland Security. The operational data gathered will allow Turbomeca to review and make improvements on the Arriel engine that can transcend to a global perspective.
500,000 hours flown on 244 Arriel 2C2CG
Additionally, a significant milestone was reached: 500,000 hours flown on their fleet of 244 Arriel 2C2CG engines. Pierre Fabre, President and CEO of Turbomeca and Russ Spray, President and CEO of Turbomeca USA presented Jim Seeman, HH65 Product Line Manager and Michael MacMillan, HH65 Engineering Officer, with a commemorative plaque marking the event.
The first Arriel 2C2CG engines were delivered to the USCG in 2004 and the first HH 65C model aircraft with these new engines entered operation in 2005. By converting their aircraft to the Arriel 2C2CG the USCG has been able to utilize the HH65 helicopters in multi mission capacities.
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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. Dedicated to 2,350 customers in 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.
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