Safran Signs SBH® Support Contract with Coldstream Helicopters Ltd.
Safran Helicopter Engines signs 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.
SBH® is Safran Helicopter Engines’ support-by-the-hour program that makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminating cash peaks and allowing flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. 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, says, “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 heavy-utility helicopter operator, operating in diverse and challenging environments. Robert Gallagher, Coldstream president and CEO, says, “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 a key piece to Coldstream’s continuing success.”
SBH® is part of EngineLife® Services, Safran’s range of solutions for helicopter engines.
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