China still reliant on French helicopter engines

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  1. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

    Dec 17, 2009
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    Turbomeca and AVIC International / SAIC signed a cooperation contract for 85 additional Arriel 2C engines

    During the China Helicopter Exposition in Tianjin, Turbomeca (Safran group), leading manufacturer of gas turbines for helicopters, announces the signature of a cooperation contract for 85 additional Arriel 2C engines with AVIC International (AVIC International Holding Corporation) under the witness of SAIC (South Aero-engine Industry Corporation). First deliveries are scheduled for 2012.

    “In the frame of our strategic cooperation implemented more than 30 years ago, I am glad to announce that AVIC and Turbomeca will pursue their fruitful cooperation with this new order.” said Olivier Andries, Turbomeca Chairman & CEO.

    Arriel 2C engine

    In 2005, a cooperation agreement was signed with AVIC (China Aviation Industry Corporation), for the delivery of more than 200 Arriel 2C under license.

    Turbomeca in China

    Turbomeca is continuing and creating even closer links between Chinese and French industries. Local presence and proximity support are reinforced with Turbomeca (Beijing) Helicopter Engines.

    Furthermore, Turbomeca performed industrial worksharing with Beijing Turbomeca Changkong, the first joint company between Turbomeca and an AVIC company, to assemble and tests the hydro-mechanical modules (HCU, FCU) of turbine engines.

    Powering more than 300 helicopters in China, Turbomeca is the local leading helicopter engine supplier: one helicopter out of two is equipped with Turbomeca engines or licensed products.

    Turbomeca has established ties with Chinese airframers HAIG (Harbin Aircraft Industries Group) & CAIG (Changhe Aircraft Industry Group), as well as with AVIC’s helicopter engine manufacturing entities Dongan and SAIC through various collaboration programs in the 2.5 to 7 ton helicopter market.

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    Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 Repair & Overhaul Centers and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units. For more information: Turbomeca and SAFRAN

    Turbomeca - Turbomeca and AVIC International / SAIC signed a cooperation contract for 85 additional Arriel 2C engines
  3. niceguy2011

    niceguy2011 Tihar Jail Banned

    Jan 13, 2011
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    wake up.LOL
  4. Dovah

    Dovah Untermensch Senior Member

    May 23, 2011
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    Dude what's wrong with you?

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