Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH) contract with State Grid General Aviation Company of China (SGGAC), covering its Airbus H215 and H225 fleets. The contract also includes the renewal of SBH support for 14 Arriel 2D engines powering the operator’s fleet of 13 H125 turbine-single helicopters within its larger fleet of 33 rotorcraft.
SGGAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the world's largest utility company, State Grid Corporation of China, and is responsible for the air construction and maintenance of extra-high-voltage and ultra-high-voltage power networks. It is the launch customer for the Airbus H215 in China.
SBH now covers 50 percent of Safran’s turbine helicopter customer flying hours. The program and health monitoring are part of Safran’s EngineLife Services. “We are proud that SGGAC has renewed its confidence in Safran Helicopter Engines and its SBH support contract, and we look forward to delivering them world-class services and supporting them in their most demanding missions,” said Bernard Plaza, Safran Helicopter Engines China CEO.