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Safran to power new German Federal Police helicopters

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Makila 1 et Makila 2 release control

Safran Helicopter Engines will power the German Federal Police's (Bundespolizei) new fleet of Airbus H225 helicopters, the selection of which was announced at the ILA Berlin show. The 38 helicopters will be powered by our Makila 2A engines.

The German Federal Police, which already operates a fleet of Makila-powered AS332 and H215 helicopters, is thus renewing its confidence in this performance proven engine. With this contract, its helicopter fleet will continue to be powered entirely by Safran.

The Makila 2A, powering all variants of the H225, is a 2,100 shp engine which will contribute to expanding the Bundespolizei's operational capabilities. Makila 2A engine family has earned a reputation for reliability and robustness among operators operating in challenging conditions, notably in demanding police and defense environments. It has accumulated over 12 million flight hours.

“We are proud that the German Federal Police have chosen the Airbus H225 as their new transport helicopter. In choosing this helicopter with its world-renowned performance, they are also placing their trust in the Makila 2A engine, which is particularly well suited to operators carrying out demanding missions in challenging environments. The Bundespolizei will also benefit from highest-standard support via our Safran Helicopter Engines Germany facility in Hamburg”, said Cédric Goubet, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO.

Safran Helicopter Engines Germany in Hamburg monitors and supports 300 helicopter operators in Germany, Northern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, for a total fleet of 2,000 engines. In Germany, Safran powers the majority of police and armed forces helicopters.

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Safran  is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 92 000 employees and sales of 23.2 billion euros in 2023, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. 
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 75,000 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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