Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a contract with Yellowhead Helicopters to support Arriel powering its AS350 and H125 fleets. This Support-By-the-Hour (SBH®) contract formalizes a long-term Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and services agreement supporting 21 engines.
This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada, in Mirabel, Quebec, which provide North American customers with support services for the Arriel and Arrius engines as well as repair and overhaul of engines, modules and accessories. With this best-in-class service solution, Safran will support Yellowhead Helicopters in its mission for the forestry, mining, oil and gas, utility and tourism industries.
Safran Helicopter Engines Canada CEO Stewart Noel said: “This contract is a reflection of the strong relationship the two companies have nurtured over the years. Our two companies’ common vision of providing the best of the best customer service to our end customer drives our every interaction and our dedicated staff execute this vision professionally”.
CEO and Accountable Executive Yellowhead Helicopters, Jacob Forman said: “This partnership has grown over the past 10 years. Within Yellowhead Helicopters, Safran Helicopter Engines Canada team is recognized as a top-tier partner providing exceptional support and service, intregal in the continued growth and success of our company”.
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.