Engines over 2,000 shp
Safran, the world's number one in helicopter engines, is the only aeronautical engine manufacturer exclusively dedicated to this market, with the broadest range of engines from 500 to 3,000 shaft horsepower.
Safran's ambition is to be the first-choice engine manufacturer for the entire helicopter industry and sustain the growth of this market.
In the over 2,000 shp engine market range, Safran Helicopter Engines has developed the Makila (1,800 to 2,100 shp) and RTM322 (2,100 to 2,600 shp) families. Safran is also about to develop a new family of engines between 2,000 and 3,000 shp, known as Heavy Helicopter Engines (HHE). The engines are intended for civil and military helicopters between 9 and 15 tonnes.
In this market range, Safran Helicopter Engines currently works with several helicopter manufacturers: Airbus Helicopters, NH Industries and Agusta Westland. Safran Helicopter Engines therefore powers the Airbus Helicopters' H225 family, NH Industrie's NH90, Agusta Westland's AW101 and the AH Mk.1 Apache (British version of the Apache combat helicopter).