Established 1938, Turbomeca produced low- and medium-power gas turbine turboshaft engines for helicopters and other applications. SNECMA Group acquired the company in September 2001. In 2005 SNECMA merged with SAGEM to form SAFRAN. In 2016 SAFRAN subsidiaries were rebranded into current names.
As of 2020, has produced over 72,000 turbines for more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries. With 6,300 employees worldwide (5000 in France) they produced around 718 new engines and repaired other 1700 annually.
The French State is Safran Helicopter Engines' first customer, with more than 1,600 engines powering around 550 helicopters in service. All of these engines have accumulated more than 3.4 million operating hours.