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Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support


5 March 2019, HAI Heli-Expo, Atlanta


Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC’s S-76 fleet; and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement.

“Our partnership will allow us to best support the global overhaul, repair and support needs of our operation with onsite support”, said Dave Balevic, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at CHC Helicopter. “This contract builds upon our existing relationship with Safran and the extension of our license for the Makila engine from our Heli-One branch in Stavanger, Norway”.

Olivier Le Merrer, Safran Helicopter Engines EVP Support and Service, said: “it is with great pride that Safran Helicopter Engines enters into this partnership with CHC Helicopters. We appreciate the opportunity to support their S-76 and Dauphin fleets. Delivering best-in-class solutions will be a top priority for us.”


This contract will be managed by the Corporate Support department of Safran Helicopter Engines. CHC engines will be repaired at centers in Tarnos (France), Grand Prairie (United States) and Xerem (Brasil).

For more than 70 years, CHC Helicopter has provided safe, reliable, cost-effective helicopter service in some of the most remote and challenging environments around the world. With extensive experience transporting customers in the oil and gas industry, supporting search-and-rescue and EMS contracts, and providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services, our dedication to safety and reputation for quality and innovation help customers reach beyond what they thought possible. Visit www.chcheli.com for information.

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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 92,000 employees and sales of 21 billion euros in 2018. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.

Safran Helicopter Engines is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines, with more than 72,000 produced since being founded. It offers the widest range of helicopter turboshafts in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries.

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