At Paris Air Show, Turbomeca (Safran) signed collaboration agreements with the first customers for the tests of BOOST (Bank Of Online Services and Technologies), a totally new range of integrated online services to streamline customers operations.
BOOST answers essential helicopter operator needs: addressing aircraft safety, increasing operational availability and optimizing maintenance and operations costs. BOOST offers operators more visibility and expertise, to get the most out of their engines.
Thanks to BOOST, Turbomeca’s current engine support services will broaden and develop into real proactive actions and practices.
Milestone Aviation Group, Helijet, Advanced Helicopters, CHC Helicopter, Héli-Union and Helicopters Italia agreed to participate in the test phase of BOOST.
The BOOST test phase will start during the second semester of 2013. Turbomeca and its “test” customers will perform a series of tests on the BOOST application and its innovative services, including the web-based Technical Publications (web-IETP), the electronic logbook, alerts and configuration modules.
These tests are part of the preparation for the BOOST official launch in 2014.
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, 30 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.
This contract covers 60 Makila 2 engines powering CHC EC 225 helicopters used for offshore missions, notably in North Sea and Black Sea regions, Nigeria and Australia.
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OHC will further benefit from the field technicians, trained and qualified by Turbomeca, to support small fleet operators in China defined in the contract.