Heli-Expo, Anaheim, 25 February 2014
Turbomeca (Safran) has designed a new Makila variant to offer increased performance to the newest Airbus Helicopters EC225e. 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.
Executive VP Programmes Cyril Poetsch confirms: “The Makila 2B retains the familiar architecture, design and maintenance concept of its popular 2A1 predecessor and retrofit customers will require no specific training or tools to enable them to quickly return their helicopters to operational status.”
First test bench runs of the Makila 2B are ongoing and certification is planned for end 2015. Over 2,200 Makila engines provide safe and reliable power in challenging environments around the world. Together they have accumulated over ten million flight hours.
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 16 sites, 30 proximity 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.
For more information: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.
Turbomeca (Safran) signed a 25 million EUR contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the repair, overhaul and inspection of their Makila engines.
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.
Turbomeca China (Safran) Renew the Certification of Citic Offshore Helicopter Co. Ltd. as a Certified Maintenance Center for the Chinese Market
OHC will further benefit from the field technicians, trained and qualified by Turbomeca, to support small fleet operators in China defined in the contract.