Up to 1,000 shp
In the under 1,000 shp engine market range, Safran Helicopter Engines has developed the Arrius family (450 shp to 750 shp) and the Arriel family (590 shp to 1000 shp), its "bestseller". These engines are intended for single-engine and twin-engine helicopters between 1.5 and 5 tons.
In this market range, Safran works with the biggest helicopter manufacturers in the industry: Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Sikorsky, Agusta Westland, Russian Helicopters and Avicopter. In this power range, the Safran Arrius 2R won the contract to power the Bell Helicopter Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, while Safran confirmed its position on the Airbus Helicopters H125, H135, H145 and H155 helicopters. Safran also powers the Russian Helicopters' Kamov Ka-226T.