Safran signs contract to support Danish EH101 engines
27 July 2016, Bordes/ Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a seven-year contract with Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 14 RTM 322-powered EH101 Merlin operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). Over 50 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP).
This agreement satisfies the RDAF requirement for optimum availability of engines during their search and rescue and military operations, both at home or while on deployment.
The GSP optimizes turboshaft availability and enables military operators to focus on their core activities. It guarantees availability at a fixed price per engine flying hour, a close technical partnership with the OEM and provides the customer with full budget control during the contract period. Through this support partnership, a team of Safran Helicopter Engines specialists will be dedicated to maximizing availability of the RDAF’s RTM322.
Commander Kim Bo Meier, Director of Helicopters at DALO, said:
“DALO looks forward to this agreement that will ensure sufficient engines to support the operational tasks in the period. The GSP agreement is based on good partnership between the parties.”
Franck Saudo, Safran Helicopter Engines Executive Vice President Support & Services, said:
“This contract marks a major new milestone in our partnership with DALO and the RDAF. We will deliver world-class services to guarantee their engine availability; thus demonstrating that the GSP model is particularly well-suited to supporting the engine fleets of modern air forces”.
This GSP will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, which supports more than 280 operators flying in Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses:
Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 70,000 employees and generated sales of 17.4 billion euros in 2015. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index, as well as the Euro Stoxx 50 European index.
Safran Helicopter Engines is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines, with more than 72,000 produced since being founded. It offers the widest range of helicopter turboshafts in the world and has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries.
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