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Safran Expands Health Monitoring Offers

 - January 30, 2020, 8:12 AM
An Arriel 2 engine represents one of the types for which Safran Helicopter Engines is now offering daily health indicators and customer access to a new online interface. The monitoring system examines more than 60 engine parameters to help customers optimize their operation.

Safran Helicopter Engines (Booth 4924) is expanding its health monitoring service to include daily health indicators and a new user-friendly online interface. Engine health monitoring is available for Safran’s new premium support-by-the-hour (SBH) program customers. Subscribers will see reduced costs, particularly in terms of labor, logistics, and administration, Safran said.

SBH, which covers 40 percent of total flying hours for Safran's engine customers, features health monitoring and expert and real-time visual assistance. It is fully digital, and links cost control, engine protection, and optimized technical support.

Safran’s engine health monitoring uses predictive analyses and preventive maintenance to preserve customer engines and optimize their operations based on more than 60 engine parameters that are converted into indicators via algorithms. Company experts use the data to make recommendations tailored to customer operational requirements. The service already covers 3,200 Safran engines operated by 500 customers.

New SBH contracts inked this week at Heli-Expo 2020 are with Mexico’s Transportes AĆ©reos Pegaso—covering that operator’s H145, EC145, and BK117 helicopters, with a total of more than 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines—and Fort Worth, Texas-based Air Center Helicopters, which is the first North American operator to subscribe to Safran’s premium health monitoring service.