Turbomeca, HAL in Helicopter Engine Maintenance Joint Venture

  • Our Bureau
  • 12:50 PM, June 17, 2015
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Turbomeca (Safran), and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) have signed Today a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Paris Air Show to establish a joint venture in India that will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul for Turbomeca and HAL engines installed on HAL-produced helicopters.

Therefore the engine fleet which will be addressed is the TM333 and Shakti engines. Together, Turbomeca and HAL intend to offer their Indian customers a first-class service, with the goal of optimizing engine availability.  

With a fleet of over 1,000 engines, including 250 TM333 and 250 Shakti, India’s armed Forces are the largest operator of Turbomeca-designed engines in the country.

Shakti is the Indian designation of the Turbomeca Ardiden 1, co-developed with HAL, and produced under license. This joint venture will boost the “Make-in-India” drive, considering the forecast that around 1,000 Shakti engines will be flying in India over the coming years.

Shakti is fitted to HAL’s ALH/Dhruv rotorcraft. Over the past years, the engine has been selected to power the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and the new, HAL-designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter), a three-ton single-engine aircraft under development.

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