Turbomeca (Safran group) and AVIC International / SAIC signed a cooperation contract for 85 additional Arriel 2C engines

Tianjin, 15 September 2011

During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a new cooperation agreement on Arriel 2B1A with SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation) and AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation). This cooperation includes engines deliveries which are scheduled in the course of 2012.

"Our cooperation in the range of light turbines is expending the scope of our joint perspectives, this engine under cooperation will power the AC311 and I am confident this new engine cooperation combined with the AC311 will meet a prompt success." said Olivier Andries, chairman & CEO of Turbomeca.

Turbomeca in China
Turbomeca is continuing and creating even closer links between Chinese and French industries.
Local presence and proximity support are reinforced with Turbomeca (Beijing) Helicopter Engines.
Furthermore, Turbomeca performed industrial worksharing with Beijing Turbomeca Changkong, the first joint company between Turbomeca and an AVIC company, to assemble and tests the hydro-mechanical modules (HCU, FCU) of turbine engines.
Powering more than 300 helicopters in China, Turbomeca is the local leading helicopter engine supplier: one helicopter out of two is equipped with Turbomeca engines or licensed products.
Turbomeca has established ties with Chinese airframers HAIG (Harbin Aircraft Industries Group) & CAIG (Changhe Aircraft Industry Group), as well as with AVIC's helicopter engine manufacturing entities Dongan and SAIC through various collaboration programs in the 2.5 to 7 ton helicopter market.

Photo, de gauche à droite : Maxime Faribault (directeur ventes hélicoptéristes de Turbomeca), Zhongjie LIU (Directeur SAIC), Fu YUMIN (Directeur AVIC International).

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Turbomeca (groupe Safran) est le motoriste leader pour hélicoptères, avec la plus large gamme de moteurs au monde et plus de 68 000 turbines de sa conception produites depuis l'origine de la société. Pour 2 350 clients répartis dans 155 pays, Turbomeca assure un service de proximité grâce à 16 établissements, 26 centres de maintenance, 24 centres de réparation & révision et 90 représentants commerciaux et techniques. Le siège social est basé à Bordes (Pyrénées-Atlantiques). Microturbo, la filiale de Turbomeca, est leader européen des turboréacteurs pour missiles, engins-cibles et groupes auxiliaires de puissance.

Contact Press:

Bettina FREY
Directeur de la communication
VP, Communications
Tel +33(0)5 59 90 96 23
Email :bettina.frey@turbomeca.fr

Chantal REISS
Responsable Communication externe
External Communication s Manager
Tél +33 (0)5 59 90 96 40
Email :chantal.reiss@turbomeca.fr

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