Turbomeca (Safran) announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Portuguese Air Force and DEFLOC at Paris Air Show to support the Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 fleet.
The engines of these rotorcrafts will be covered by a Global Support Package (GSP).
GSP is a long term support contract that optimizes turboshaft availability and enables military operators to focus on their core activity. The Portuguese Air Force operates a fleet of 12 Turbomeca-powered EH101, dedicated to tactical airlift operations and search and rescue.
DEFLOC(Locação de Equipamentos de Defesa, S.A.), Leasing of Defence Equipment, is a company created by Government of Portugal for the purchase of military helicopters AgustaWestland AW101 in operating leases.
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
Turbomeca (Safran) announced today that it has been investigating and running tests on its TECH3000 components and modules this year to address need of greater performance and reduced environmental footprint of new-generation heavy rotorcraft. The TECH3000 demonstrator enables Turbomeca to validate the design and core performances of such new high power engines for the heavy helicopter market
Turbomeca will be powering Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter(LUH) with Ardiden 1H1 and Ardiden 1U engine respectively. The new HAL designed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), a three-ton single-engine aircraft, is still under development
Turbomeca has received EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft. The new engine delivers 17% more take-off power (986 shp/735 kW compared to 840 shp/626 kW) than the current Arriel 2C and it also offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors
Turbomeca (Safran) is setting up new manufacturing capability at its facility in France for serial production of parts using the latest additive manufacturing, or 3D printing process. Bordes facility in France is one of the first of its kind to serial produce additive components for aerospace propulsion industry in France
Lockheed Martin C130J and Airbus A400 may find their way into Portugals plans to acquire military transport aircraft if the nation decides to abandon Embraer KC-390 purchase due to high pricing. The Chief of Portuguese Air Force General Staff (CEMFA) General Manuel Rolo said in the parliament on Wednesday that the state does not want to see beyond 830 million euros ($945 million)
Turbomeca has received EASA engine type certification for its Arrius 2R engine that powers the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. “The Bell 505 is the first production Bell Helicopter to incorporate a Turbomeca engine,” said Turbomeca CEO Bruno Even in a statement Thursday
Turbomeca is delivering an optimum engine solution and industrial benefits for the Polands manufacturing sector. The delivery is in support of a long-range tactical transport helicopter H225M caracal acquisition by the nations armed forces
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