Turbomeca (Safran group) signed a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Dallas, 12 February 2012

Signed for five years, this contract covers 26 Arriel 1E2 powering the BK117C1 and EC145 helicopters of DRF Luftrettung* for their HEMS missions in Germany, Austria and Denmark. The Turbomeca SBH® contract allows customers to tailor agreements based on their operational needs.

Recently, DRF Luftrettung ordered 25 EC145 T2, which will be powered by the latest Turbomeca Arriel 2E engine.

*DRF Luftrettung flies rescue missions at 31 HEMS, at eight HEMS bases 24/7. Six ambulance aircrafts of DRF Luftrettung and LAR (Luxembourg Air Rescue) are used for worldwide repatriations under the name of European Air Ambulance (EAA). In total, approximately 660 emergency physicians, 320 paramedics, 160 pilots and 80 technicians are on duty for DRF Luftrettung.

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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. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and 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.


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

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

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