Thursday, December 1, 2011
Turbomeca Signs with Brazil
Lider Taxi Aereo has signed a support-by-the-hour (SBH) contract with Turbomeca do Brasil for 52 Arriel 2 engines. The Brazilian offshore operator flies more than 50,000 hours annually. The agreement includes an option for an additional 24 engines for the company’s 12 Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopters. Turbomeca has also signed a five-tier global support package (GSP) with the Brazilian Ministry of Defense for 100 Makila 2A gas turbines. Brazil’s Presidential fleet and all three branches of the country’s armed forces fly Turbomeca-powered Eurocopter EC725s.