This contract formalizes a long-term maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines. The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions.
This is the second SBH contract signed with Bundespolizei. The first one was signed in July 2012, covering 36 Arrius 2B2 engines powering H135 operated by German police for emergency medical services and owned by the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance. Bundespolizei operates from 12 bases around Germany.
Supporting more than 300 operators in Europe
This new contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, which supports more than 300 operators flying in Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, with almost 2,000 engines.
Francis Larribau, Safran Helicopter Engines Germany CEO, said: “We are proud that Bundespolizei has renewed its confidence in Safran Helicopter Engines and its SBH support contract, and we look forward to delivering world-class services and supporting them in their most demanding missions.”
Making operating costs predictable
SBH is Safran Helicopter Engines’ support-by-the-hour program. It makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminates cash peaks, allows flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. It now covers 50 per cent of Safran Helicopter Engines’ customer turbines’ flying hours.
SBH and Health Monitoring are part of EngineLife Services, Safran’s range of solutions for helicopter engines. Last year, Safran Helicopter Engines and the Spanish aero-engine company ITP Aero signed a Memorandum of Agreement to co-operate on Ardiden 3TP.