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Coldstream signs by-the-hour deal with Safran
Coldstream Helicopters is a Canadian heavy utility helicopter operator, operating in diverse and challenging environments. It has a fleet of AS332L1 helicopters, which are being supported by Safran Helicopter Engines.
The strategic relationship between Coldstream and Safran is expected to lead to success.
Read this story in our April 2023 printed issue.

Coldstream Helicopters has signed a contract with Safran Helicopter Engines to support Makila engines powering its AS332L1 Super Puma fleet. This support-by-the-hour (SBH) contract formalises a long-term MRO and services agreement supporting Coldstream’s Makila 1A1 engines. Coldstream is the global launch customer for this SBH programme, which Safran has specifically designed for utility operators of the Airbus Super Puma family.

This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Canada in Mirabel, Quebec, which provides North American customers with support services for the Arrius, Arriel and Makila engines as well as repair and overhaul of engines, modules and accessories.

Safran Helicopter Engines Canada CEO Stewart Noel says: “We are proud of this testimony of confidence from Coldstream Helicopters in Safran Helicopter Engines and its SBH support contract.”

Coldstream Helicopters is a Canadian heavy utility helicopter operator, operating in diverse and challenging environments. Robert Gallagher, president and CEO, states: “Ensuring security of supply and predictability of costs is paramount in ensuring Coldstream’s ability to provide its customers with outstanding service and performance. This strategic relationship with Safran for SBH support will be a key piece to Coldstream’s continuing success.”

Safran Helicopter Engines’ SBH programme makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminates cash peaks and allows flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. It is part of EngineLife Services, Safran’s range of solutions for helicopter engines.

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