At Heli Expo, Turbomeca signed a Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract with Phoenix Heli-Flight regarding his fleet of Arriel 1D1 following delivery of the two new AS350B2. This contract will cover all the Turbomeca engines in Phoenix Heli-Flight fleet. By signing this contract, Phoenix Heli-Flight becomes the largest Canadian operator under Turbomeca SBH® program.
PaulSpring, Phoenix Heli Flight President, said: “We have an excellent relationship with Turbomeca from the beginning. Thanks to this contract, Turbomeca allows us to remain cost competitive in the market place, while ensuring engine reliability and performance that meet our expectations.”
Phoenix Heli-Flight and Turbomeca have an agreement to add two Arrius 2B2 under SBH® contract. Those engines will be installed on the first EC135T2e inCanada planned to be delivered in 2013.
Phoenix Heli-Flight, founded in 1991, services a wide variety of industries including exploration, wildlife surveys, utilities, oil and gas, forestry, construction, infrastructure maintenance, corporate transport, general transportation of personnel and freight and wildfire suppression. Phoenix Heli-Flight also provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to theFt.McMurrayregion.
Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 17 sites, 28 Certified Maintenance Centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.