Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. to support Makila engines powering its AS332L1 Super Puma fleet. This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH) contract formalizes a long-term maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting Coldstream’s Makila 1A1 engines. Coldstream is the global launch customer for this SBH program, which Safran has specifically designed for utility operators of the Airbus Super Puma family.
This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada, in Mirabel, Quebec, which provides North American customers with support services for the Arrius, Arriel and Makila engines as well as repair and overhaul of engines, modules and accessories.
Safran Helicopter Engines Canada CEO Stewart Noel said: “We are proud of this testimony of confidence from Coldstream Helicopters Ltd. in Safran Helicopter Engines and its SBH support contract."
Coldstream Helicopters is a leading heavy utility helicopter operator, operating in diverse and challenging environments. Robert Gallagher, Coldstream President and CEO, states “Ensuring security of supply and predictability of costs is paramount in ensuring Coldstream’s ability to provide its customers with outstanding service and performance. This strategic relationship with Safran for SBH® support will be key piece to Coldstream’s continuing success.”
SBH is Safran Helicopter Engines’ support-by-the-hour program. It makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminates cash peaks and allows flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage.
SBH is part of EngineLife Services, Safran’s range of solutions for helicopter engines.