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Factory of the future: Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

As part of its "Factory of the future" strategy, Safran Helicopter Engines has started its first automated production line dedicated to turbine blade manufacturing. The event at its Bordes plant was celebrated in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.

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Safran marks 20th anniversary of Airbus Helicopters’ H135

Safran congratulates Airbus Helicopters on the 20th anniversary of the entry-into-service of its H135 light twin. The first EC135, powered by Safran engines, was delivered in 1996.

Bruno Even, Safran Helicopter Engines CEO, said: "I wish Airbus Helicopters a happy anniversary for its H135 family. It is a great aircraft that over the years has demonstrated excellent performance coupled with low operating costs. We are proud to be onboard its latest variant with our Arrius 2B2Plus".

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Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca (Safran) will introduce an engine retrofit program to enable Arriel 2S1powered S-76C+ operators to upgrade to the Arriel 2S2 S-76C++ model. This engine upgrade will be conducted alongside an airframe retrofit program provided by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company.

Upgrading to S-76C++ configuration with Arriel 2S2 engines will deliver improved mission capabilities including greater take-off and cruising power, reduced pilot workload and higher payload.

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Turbomeca Arrius to power new DRF Luftrettung H135 fleet

DRF Luftrettung has selected Turbomeca's (Safran) Arrius 2B2Plus engine to power its three new Airbus Helicopters H135. With these new Turbomeca-powered H135 fleet DRF Luftrettung will perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany.

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Serge Maillé appointed Executive Vice-President Strategy and Development

Bordes, 26 February 2016

Turbomeca (Safran) has appointed Serge Maillé as Executive Vice-President Strategy and Development. He will manage Turbomeca's business strategy and further strengthen the company's position as the leading helicopter engine manufacturer.

Serge Maillé succeeds Philippe Couteaux who has been appointed to another position within Safran group.

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