Specifically developed to power light single and twin helicopters, the 2B2plus powers the Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3. The first delivery to a customer from Airbus Helicopters is expected in the coming weeks.
Certified in January 2013 by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), the Arriel 2E is an 894 shp turboshaft that delivers over 20 per cent more power than the Arriel 1E2 fitted to the original EC145.
Turbomeca (Safran) will display two of its latest products, the Ardiden 3G – the new member of the Ardiden family selected to power the new Russian Helicopters Kamov Ka-62 – and the 2,100 to 2,600shp shaft horsepower RTM322.
The new combustion chamber and high-power turbine blades will permit take-off a significant increase of MTOW in CAT A conditions. Reducing maintenance costs, other Makila 2B improvements provide an increased TBO of 4,000 hours.
Turbomeca (Safran) will display its principal product lines: Arriel, Arrano, Ardiden 3 and RTM 322. The line-up is completed by the latest Arrius 2R, selected by Bell Helicopter to power its new SLS (Short Light Single) helicopter.
The €5.7 million ($9.5 million) five-year contract covers a total of 20 engines (Arriel 1D1, 2S1, 2S2 and 1S1), including spares, fitted to seven Sikorsky S76 and one Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 aircraft.