Safran launches Safran PowerCare® maintenance service dedicated to business jet auxiliary power units
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Bombardier G7500 SPU300 auxiliary power unit (APU)
PowerCare, with Bombardier's Global 7500 business jet as its first customer, is a range of efficient and cost-effective service and maintenance plans specifically designed to meet the requirements of business jet operators.
PowerCare provides predictable maintenance budget forecasting, ensures maximum availability of the operators' aircraft, and increases aircraft resale value.
PowerCare provides peace of mind to operators by covering scheduled and unscheduled auxiliary power unit and component maintenance, including parts and labor. PowerCare also includes service bulletin, access to technical publications, and priority lease availability and discounts. Enhanced services are available with PowerCare Premium, including transportation, Foreign Object Damage (FOD) coverage, and an OEM Certification Package upon resale of the aircraft.
According to Laurent Le Foll, Safran Power Units Vice President Commercial & Customer Support, this innovative package of services "will provide Safran Power Units customers added value, as PowerCare is the most comprehensive bizjet auxiliary power unit coverage in this market. Through this full-service maintenance protection plan, the company confirms its determination to offer the highest level of support in this business".
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aircraft propulsion and equipment, space and defense markets. Safran has a global presence, with more than 58,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2017. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes Research & Development programs to meet fast-changing market requirements, with total R&D expenditures of around 1.4 billion euros in 2017. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. In February 2018, Safran took control of Zodiac Aerospace, significantly expanding its aircraft equipment activities. Together with Zodiac Aerospace, Safran has more than 91,000 employees and would have around €21 billion in adjusted revenue (pro forma 2016).
Safran Power Units, a subsidiary of Safran Helicopter Engines, designs and manufactures auxiliary power units (APU) and starting systems for civil and military aircraft, as well as turbojet engines for missiles and target drones. It is a world leader in its market, with over 21,000 systems delivered worldwide, since its creation in 1961.
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