September 11, 2012
Turbomeca signs Support by the Hour agreement with German Federal Police
Turbomeca (Safran group) announced the signature of a Support by the Hour agreement with the German Federal Police. This Support by the Hour agreement (SBH) covers 32 Arrius 2B2 engines powering 16 twin-engine EC135T2i helicopters. Spread over 12 bases, the German Federal Police is performing air rescue missions around Germany. Thanks to this agreement, the German Federal Police will benefit from reduced maintenance cost and from a higher availability of the engines, which is crucial for this demanding mission. Moreover, this SBH agreement will bring easy and fast supply chain, and will facilitate the contract management, reducing German Federal Police workload. The German Federal Police operates more than 80 helicopters, 100% powered by Turbomeca engines.