Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a support-by-the-hour (SBH) contract with Saudi Arabia’s The Helicopter and Jet Company (THC) to support the Arrano and Arriel engines powering its Airbus H160, H125, and H145 fleets. THC operates a fleet of 30 helicopters offering a wide range of commercial services throughout the kingdom. SBH contracts include scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage and account for 50 percent of Safran Helicopter Engines’s customer flying hours.
“This contract marks a new milestone in our partnership with The Helicopter and Jet Company,” said Safran Helicopter Engines support France managing director Frédéric Fourciangue. “THC is a most important provider of helicopter services, with a very strong growth curve. Safran Helicopter Engines will deploy resources locally to support this key actor and we are particularly proud to be its partner.”
Safran Helicopter Engines employs 5,900 people serving 2,500 customers in 155 countries and has produced more than 22,000 engines to date.