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Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Global Helicopter Service

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8 April 2021, Hamburg

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Global Helicopter Service GmbH (GHS), covering a H225. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 2 Makila 2A1 engines. GHS operates a H225 on utility and humanitarian support missions in Africa. 

GHS is a leading German helicopter service provider. These services include Part 145 maintenance, Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) services, forward aeromedical evacuation, pax & freight air transport, firefighting, and air training organization (ATO) services.

This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, which supports more than 300 operators flying in Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, with almost 2,000 engines.

Francis Larribau, Safran Helicopter Engines Germany CEO, said: “We are proud that GHS has placed its confidence in Safran Helicopter Engines and its SBH® support contract, and we look forward to delivering them world-class services and supporting them in their most demanding missions”.

SBH® is Safran Helicopter Engines’ support-by-the-hour program. It makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminates cash peaks, allows flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. It now covers 50% of Safran Helicopter Engines’ customer turbines’ flying hours.

SBH® and Health Monitoring are part of EngineLife® Services, Safran’s range of solutions for helicopter engines.

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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 79,000 employees and sales of 16.5 billion euros in 2020 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.

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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