Safran Signs Support-by-the-Hour Contract

 - January 18, 2023, 12:41 PM
The Arriel engine support contract covers 21 engines at Yellowhead Helicopters. (Photo: Safran Helicopters)

Safran Helicopters has signed an SBH contract with Yellowhead Helicopters to provide support-by-the-hour of the Arriel engines powering Yellowhead's Airbus AS350 and H125 fleets. The SBH contract formalizes a long-term MRO and services agreement for 21 engines.

Safran Helicopter Engines Canada in Mirabel, Quebec, will manage the contract. That unit provides customers in North America with support services for the Arriel and Arrius engines such as the repair and overhaul of engines, modules, and accessories.

“This contract is a reflection of the strong relationship the two companies have nurtured over the years,” said Safran Helicopter Engines Canada CEO Stewart Noel. “Our two companies’ common vision of providing the best of the best customer service to our end customer drives our every interaction.”

Yellowhead operates missions for the forestry, mining, oil and gas, utility, and tourism industries. “This partnership has grown over the past 10 years,” said Yellowhead CEO and accountable executive Jacob Forman. “Within Yellowhead Helicopters, Safran Helicopter Engines Canada team is recognized as a top-tier partner providing exceptional support and service, integral in the continued growth and success of our company.”