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Safran signs SBH® support contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd.


Safran signs SBH® support contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd
Safran signs SBH® support contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd.

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. to support Makila engines powering its AS332L1 Super Puma fleet.  This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting Coldstream’s Makila 1A1 engines.  Coldstream is the global launch customer for this SBH® program, which Safran has specifically designed for utility operators of the Airbus Super Puma family.

This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada, in Mirabel, Quebec, which provides North American customers with support services for the Arrius, Arriel and Makila engines as well as repair and overhaul of engines, modules and accessories. 

Safran Helicopter Engines Canada CEO Stewart Noel said: “We are proud of this testimony of confidence from Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. in Safran Helicopter Engines and its SBH® support contract”.

Coldstream Helicopters is a leading heavy utility helicopter operator, operating in diverse and challenging environments.  Robert Gallagher, Coldstream President and CEO, states “Ensuring security of supply and predictability of costs is paramount in ensuring Coldstream’s ability to provide its customers with outstanding service and performance.  This strategic relationship with Safran for SBH® support will be key piece to Coldstream’s continuing success.”.

SBH® is Safran Helicopter Engines’ support-by-the-hour program.  It makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminates cash peaks and allows flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage.  

SBH® is part of EngineLife® Services, Safran’s range of solutions for helicopter engines.

Coldstream Helicopters Ltd AS332L1
Coldstream Helicopters Ltd AS332L1 helicopter

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Safran  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 83 000 employees and sales of 19.0 billion euros in 2022, 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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