Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial participation of Turbomeca within HeliPartner Engines. This MoU has been signed in presence of Dato' Fri Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Haji Ahmad, Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Tan Fri Aziz Zainal, Malaysian Ambassador in France.
With the signing of this MoU, Turbomeca will further develop its presence in Malaysia and enhance its customers’ proximity in the region.
The main purpose of this agreement is to improve Turbomeca answer to the requirements of an ever-expanding helicopter activity in Malaysia, mainly through offshore, military and parapublic activities.
“As HeliPartner Engines is a member of the defence industry and is offset beneficiary to support the Makila 2, the engines of the EC 725 recently ordered by Malaysia, this investment allows Turbomeca to develop its support capabilities and customer’s proximity in Malaysia,” said Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca CEO.
“I am very pleased with this new agreement, which reinforces the strong partnership between HeliPartner Engines and Turbomeca, initiated two years ago. It demonstrates furthermore our common commitment to the Malaysian aeronautic industry.” announced Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines.
With a commitment to serve their customers better, Turbomeca and HeliPartner Engines embarked in 2009 on a strategic joint partnership to vastly improve the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services being offered to helicopter operators.