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Coldstream Helicopters becomes launch customer for Safran SBH

March 8, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

Coldstream Helicopters’ AS332L1 helicopter. (Photo: Coldstream Helicopters)

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

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

Coldstream Helicopters is a North America leading heavy utility helicopter operator, headquartered in Kelowna, BC, operating in diverse and challenging environments.

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.


“Ensuring security of supply and predictability of costs is paramount in ensuring Coldstream’s ability to provide its customers with outstanding service and performance,” said Robert Gallagher, Coldstream President and CEO. “This strategic relationship with Safran for SBH support will be key piece to Coldstream’s continuing success.”


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