The Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) has signed a support-by-hour (SBH) contract with Safran Helicopter Engines, covering two H225s. The deal formalises a five-year MRO agreement supporting a total of four Makila 2A1 engines.
ICG's director of helicopter maintenance Hoskuldur Olafsson comments: “With this contract, we will benefit from the best engine support for our Makila engines. We are delighted to have Safran on our side during our missions.”
Safran's executive VP of support and services Olivier Le Merrer adds: “We are extremely proud to provide this support solution to ICG for its H225 helicopters. We will deliver world-class services to guarantee the availability of the engines during its missions.”
This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, which supports more than 280 operators flying in Germany, Scandinavia, central and eastern Europe, Russia and central Asia.
ICG is a civilian law enforcement agency that is responsible for SAR, maritime safety, security surveillance and law enforcement in the seas surrounding Iceland. It will operate two H225 owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding by March 2019.
SBH is Safran's maintenance-by-the-hour service. It is designed to make engine operating costs predictable, eliminate cash peaks and allow flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. It now covers 40 per cent of Safran Helicopter Engines customers’ turbine flying hours and is part of EngineLife Services, Safran's range of solutions for helicopter engines.