Turbomeca signs SBH® contract with Aero Asahi Corporation

Bordes, September 26 September 2014

Aero Asahi Corporation and its subsidiary Central Helicopter Service, have signed with Turbomeca a 5 year extension of the SBH® ("Support By the Hour") contract covering their fleet of Arriel 2 and Arriel 1E2 engines.

More than 50 engines powering AS350B3/AS365N3/S76C+ and BK117C2 helicopters are now maintained through the SBH® program and used for all type of missions, from Utility to EMS, as well as VIP transportation.

Turbomeca and Aero Asahi recently celebrated a partnership of more than 50 years and are looking forward to the successful growth of their mutual activities.

Mr. Hirofumi Iwashita, GM Procurement and Logistics, said: "The SBH® contract allows for better control of operation cost as well as enhanced proximity support from Turbomeca."

Part of Toyota Motors Group of Companies, Aero Asahi is a leading Helicopter operator in Japan.

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