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Héli-Union, Safran Partnership in Africa

Héli-Union and Turbomeca (Safran) partnership for helicopter equipment distribution within the African market covering classic engines up to Makila model.

Héli-Union, Safran Partnership in Africa
Heli-Union, December 22, 2016 - Héli-Union and Turbomeca (Safran) announce the signature of a partnership contract for helicopter equipment distribution within the African market dedicated to Turbomeca’s engines, parts and tools.

The contract covers classic engines up to MAKILA model.

The distribution area focuses mainly on African countries such as Burkina-Faso, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Congo, Togo and Senegal.

The aim of this partnership is to develop the Safran’s distribution network and ensure a performant distribution service level. Being present in the African market for almost 50 years, Héli-Union is a compatible choice for Turbomeca to expand its global reach.

Today, Héli-Union also serves international oil and gas companies for offshore personnel transportation through its bases in Congo, Gabon, Cameroon, Nigeria, Angola and Tanzania. The combination of Héli-Union’s strong presence together with Turbomeca’s expertise of the manufacture of equipment and subsystem for helicopter engines, allows both French companies to consolidate their value-added positions in Africa and to strengthen their relationship.

Héli-Union has been operating a large fleet of Turbomeca-powered rotorcraft, including AS 332, H225 and S76C series, which are used in offshore transportation missions. The two companies have been collaborating for more than XX years and has built trusts on each other over these years. Héli-Union is looking forward to the successful growth of their mutual activities in this new market.

About Heli-Union: Héli-Union is one of the major helicopter transport service providers that is based in Toussus-le-Noble, France. The company has a broad scope of expertise, including scheduled offshore and onshore point-to-point personnel transportation services for oil and gas companies, search and rescue (SAR) services, medevac services, helicopter maintenance, repair and modification services, along with helicopter pilot training services, to government and civil organisations worldwide.

After more than 55 years of service, the company’s global footprint has reached more than 60 countries. Today, Héli-Union is active in 9 countries with a fleet of more than 40 helicopters. Héli-Union’s primary objective is to provide the safest and most efficient service to global clients. As one of our main core value, our safety measures never cease to develop in order to maintain our high level of safety performance over time.

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