Safran signs SBH® support contract with Yellowhead Helicopters
Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Yellowhead Helicopters to support Arriel powering its AS350 and H125 fleets. This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting 21 engines.
This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada, in Mirabel, Quebec, which provide North American customers with support services for the Arriel and Arrius engines as well as repair and overhaul of engines, modules and accessories. With this best-in-class service solution, Safran will support Yellowhead Helicopters in its mission for the forestry, mining, oil and gas, utility and tourism industries.
Safran Helicopter Engines Canada CEO Stewart Noel said: “This contract is a reflection of the strong relationship the two companies have nurtured over the years. Our two companies’ common vision of providing the best of the best customer service to our end customer drives our every interaction and our dedicated staff execute this vision professionally”.
CEO and Accountable Executive Yellowhead Helicopters, Jacob Forman said: “This partnership has grown over the past 10 years. Within Yellowhead Helicopters, Safran Helicopter Engines Canada team is recognized as a top-tier partner providing exceptional support and service, intregal in the continued growth and success of our company”.
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.
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 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.
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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