Turbomeca (Safran group) signs first Support by the Hour contract with Papillon Airways

Dallas, 14 February 2012

Turbomeca (Safran group) signed a first Support By the Hour contract, SBH®, with Papillon Airways. This contract covers an initial batch of 6 Arriel 2D engines powering the brand new Eurocopter EC130 T2, with the possibility to equip the entire Arriel 2D engine fleet of Papillon. The Turbomeca SBH® contract provides total engine availability at predictable cost per flight hour.

Papillon Airways is the largest helicopter tour operator in the world, with bases in Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim. The company is operating a fleet of 26 Turbomeca powered helicopters, with a total of 30 Arriel engines. At HeliExpo, the company placed an order for additional 20 EC130 T2 helicopters equipped with the Arriel 2D.


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

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