Turbomeca signs SBH® contract with ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH

Heli-Expo, Anaheim, 27 February 2014

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the conclusion of a major support contract with ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH. A new ten-year Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract covers 28 Arriel 2E engines powering fourteen EC 145T2 operated by ADAC Luftrettung GmbH.

ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH is located near Bonn, Germany and performs airframe and engine maintenance for operators in Europe including ADAC, ANWB and Luxembourg Air Rescue.

ADAC Luftrettung GmbH, a subsidiary of the German Automobile Club ADAC, operates 49 emergency rescue and medical helicopters from 35 stations in Germany. It also flies from stations in Austria and at Groningen in The Netherlands. Each year, the ‘yellow angel' service completes more than 47,000 often life-saving missions.

At Heli-Expo Turbomeca celebrates 40 million flying hours logged by Arriel engines. The milestone is further proof of the exceptional reliability offered by this family of turboshafts: since 1977, over 11,000 engines of the type have been produced. Many of the 40 million hours have been flown during operations in extreme conditions on 40 different types of helicopter.


Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 30 proximity maintenance centers, 18 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.

For more information: www.turbomeca.com et www.safran-group.com

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