Turbomeca increases its footprint in Malaysia signing a Memorandum of Understanding with HeliPartner Engines
Bordes, 6 July 2011
Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and Nonee Ashirin,
Chairman of HeliPartner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for
the financial participation of Turbomeca within HeliPartner Engines. This MoU has
been signed in presence of Dato' Fri Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Haji Ahmad, Secretary General
Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Tan Fri Aziz Zainal, Malaysian Ambassador in France
and Raymond Lubrano, HeliPartner Engines CEO.
With the signing of this MoU, Turbomeca will further develop its presence in Malaysia and
enhance its customers' proximity in the region.
The main purpose of this agreement is to improve Turbomeca answer to the requirements of
an ever-expanding helicopter activity in Malaysia, mainly through offshore, military and
"As HeliPartner Engines is a member of the defence industry and is offset beneficiary to
support the Makila 2, the engines of the EC 725 recently ordered by Malaysia, this
investment allows Turbomeca to develop its support capabilities and customer's proximity in
Malaysia." said Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca CEO.
"I am very pleased with this new agreement, which reinforces the strong partnership
between HeliPartner Engines and Turbomeca, initiated two years ago. It demonstrates
furthermore our common commitment to the Malaysian aeronautic industry." announced
Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines.
With a commitment to serve their customers better, Turbomeca and HeliPartner Engines
embarked in 2009 on a strategic joint partnership to vastly improve the maintenance, repair
and overhaul (MRO) services being offered to helicopter operators.
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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.
HeliPartner Engines Sdn Bhd, subsidiary of Helipartner (M) Sdn Bhd, is a bumiputera company
created with vision to provide efficient maintenance & repair service and support for Turbomeca rotor
craft engines in Malaysia and Indonesia. The journey of the company started with the Maintenance
Centre Agreement signed between Turbomeca Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Heli Partner Sdn Bhd in
Heli Partner Engines Sdn Bhd is bringing global Turbomeca support directly to local operators, such
as Malaysian Army, Royal Malaysian Navy, Royal Malaysian Police, and commercial helicopter
operators with Turbomeca engines fitted on their aircraft.
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