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Home >> Recognition & Awards >> Pawan Hans Turbomeca has conferred an Excellence Award on Lebourget, Paris, June 16, 2015


Turbomeca has conferred an Excellence Award on Pawan Hans Limited for their overall contribution to the success of the worldwide Arriel engine fleet.

The honor was accorded during the Le Bourget 2015 air show at Paris by Mr.Bruno Even, CEO Turbomeca to Sh.BP Sharma Chairman & MD Pawan Hans in the eminent presence of Honourable Minister of Civil Aviation Sh.P.Ashok Gajapathy Raju, Joint Secretary MOCA Sh.Anil Srivastava and other respected Indian government dignitariesroad

Pawan Hans, as India‘s national helicopter company, has logged the highest number of flight hours with the Arriel engine in all of Asia Pacific. At the mid of 2015, approximately 1,000,000 airborne hours has been accumulated with its inventory of 90 Arriel engines. To perfectly match all requirements of offshore companies and achieve excellence, Pawan Hans and Turbomeca have agreed to continue the feasibility study of Customer Service Agreement (CSA). The study will pave the way towards the signature of a Customer Service Agreement (CSA) with guaranteed costs per flight-hour.

Pawan Hans is one of Turbomeca’ leading clients operating India’s largest fleet of Turbomeca Arriel engines used for offshore and onshore operations, with a proven track record of reliability.

As explained by Aurelien Blanc, the Managing Director of Turbomeca Asia Pacific, Turbomeca’s regional subsidiary in Singapore: “We are committed to not only pursuing our long term relationship with Pawan Hans but taking it to a much higher level of partnership, supported by our company’s commitment to safety, reliability and customer service.”

Sh. BP Sharma Chairman and Managing Director of Pawan Hans Limited added, “The Arriel engine is perfectly tailored to our needs, having successfully served us for 30 years. The engines have proven their ability to perform all types of missions, especially in offshore operations.”

About Turbomeca (Safran) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced 70,000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Offering the widest range of engines in the world and dedicated to 2,500 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 16 sites, 30 proximity maintenance centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field representatives and Field technicians. Microturbo, the subsidiary of Turbomeca, is the European leader in turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units. For more information:

About Safran India

Safran has been operating in India for over 60 years. The Group employs more than 2,600 highly skilled employees in the country with an average annual workforce growth of 30 per cent in the last decade. Safran operates in India across its 3 core businesses: delivering effective expertise to the country’s growing aerospace industry, along with leading edge navigation and optronics equipment for the defense sector, and biometrics solution for the security market. Over the decades of association, Safran’s activities have evolved to include strong local partnerships with Indian military aviation industry based on joint developments, production and support licenses for airplane, helicopter and rocket engines, landing gear, navigation systems, as well as the associated support services. It has also been instrumental in key government initiatives such as the Aadhar project (creating India’s largest biometric database). Safran recently increased its commitment to R&D in the country by signing collaborations with the Foundation for Innovation & Technology Transfer (IIT, Delhi) and Society for Innovation & Development (IISc, Bangalore).

About Safran:

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,300 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013*. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets.

The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.8 billion Euros in 2013*. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.

* Sales in 2013 restated for the impacts of IFRS11 amounted to 14.4 billion euros.

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About Pawan Hans Limited:

The national helicopter company of India was incorporated in 1985. Pawan Hans was incorporated with the primary objective of providing helicopter support services to the oil sector for its off-shore exploration operations, services in remote and hilly areas and charter services for promotion of tourism.

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