The MoU was signed by Maiti, Executive Director and Pierre Dickeli, CEO of Safran India in the presence of other senior officers during the ‘Bandhan’ event at Aero India 2021.
The MoU’s scope encompasses a wide spectrum including transfer of key manufacturing technologies, manufacturing and MRO of M88 (Rafale) and other engines, development and production of high thrust aero engines.
Safran and HAL are key partners
Safran Helicopter Engines is HAL’s key partner in engines for HAL’s helicopters like Chetak, Cheetal, Light Utility Helicopter, Light Combat Helicopter and Advanced Light Helicopter. HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines have successfully co-developed the ‘Shakti’ engine for the Advanced Light Helicopter and Light Combat Helicopter. HAL has manufactured more than 450 Shakti engines in India at the HAL Engine Division in Bengaluru.
Last year, Safran and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to cooperate on Ardiden 3TP, turboprop engines suitable for European military applications.