Turbomeca USA (SAFRAN Group) and Era Helicopters LLC sign a SBH contract for Makila engines at Heli-Expo
The Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract covers 16 Turbomeca Makila 2A engines to power Era’s new fleet of eight Eurocopter EC 225 helicopters. The engines will be operated by Era or third parties in a pool arrangement and will perform missions in the Gulf of Mexico and Europe. Each are expected to fly a minimum of 1,000 hours per year.
“Era Helicopters is looking forward to a collaborative effort with Turbomeca aimed at ensuring maximum availability to Era’s new helicopter fleet,” said Ed Washecka, Era’s CEO.
Operating over 170 helicopters globally, Era, based in Lake Charles, LA, remains at the forefront of the oil and gas support industry with its technologically advanced helicopter fleet. Era and its subsidiaries provide personnel transport services to the shallow and deepwater oil and gas fields in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, air medical transport services within the U.S., leasing services to third parties worldwide and a variety of aviation-related services at its FBO in Anchorage, Alaska. Era is committed to service and safety excellence in every aspect of its operations.
Turbomeca (SAFRAN Group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 50 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. With 2,200 customers in over 150 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 15 sites, 2 subsidiaries, 25 TurboSupport Centers, 24 repair centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. The Head Office is based in Bordes, Pyrénées-Atlantiques (south-west France). Microturbo, a subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.
For more information, please visit our Web sites:www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.
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Released February 24, 2008