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Turbomeca Asia Pacific (Safran Group) and Heli Partner sign a Service Center Agreement

Singapore, 2 November 2009

In keeping with a commitment to serve their customers better, Turbomeca Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Heli Partner (M) Sdn Bhd will embark on a strategic joint partnership to vastly improve the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services being offered to helicopter operators.

With the signing of a Service Centre Agreement between the two companies, Heli Partner will be given the local structure authorisation to carry out maintenance work on Turbomeca engines. The maintenance work will gradually be comprehensive in nature and include the process of removing helicopter engines from their airframes and the replacement of their modules.

This collaborative effort represents an opportunity for both companies to optimise their resources within the locality and the reactivity of the customer support services in Malaysia and Indonesia. The move will benefit helicopter operators in both countries as there will no longer be a need to send their helicopters out of the ASEAN region (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) for such dedicated maintenance work.

Turbomeca Asia Pacific is one of 15 Turbomeca sites that manages three Maintenance Centres (service and distribution centres) in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. It also has field representatives stationed in countries like Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Singapore. Currently, the Turbomeca Asia Pacific has a staff of 32 people and provides support for more than 120 helicopter operators with 800 engines in over 16 countries. These counties include members of ASEAN, South Korea and Taiwan.

Heli Partner is a specialised helicopter company that provides extensive industry expertise such as safety and cost effectiveness to helicopter operators. The company is managed by a group of dedicated personnel who posses more than 20 years experience in the aviation industry. Heli Partner provides Helicopter Management (maintenance, helicopter operation, survey/ acquisition) and Helicopter Leasing and Sales services. Heli Partner is also part of an extensive network of world renowned helicopter companies like Turbomeca in order to cooperate on such services. Heli Partner’s regional headquaters is situated in Kuala Lumpur with two other branches located in Norway and Indonesia. A branch in Hong Kong is to be opened soon. For more information, please visit our web site: www.helipartner.net.

About Turbomeca

Turbomeca (Safran group) is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer, and has produced over 68 000 turbines based on its own designs since the company was founded. Dedicated to 2,350 customers in 155 countries, Turbomeca provides a proximity service thanks to its 15 sites, 26 Maintenance Centers, 24 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, please visit our Web sites: www.turbomeca.com and www.safran-group.com.


Bettina Frey | tel : +33 (0)5 59 90 96 23| email : bettina.frey@turbomeca.fr

Chantal Reiss | tel : +33 (0)5 59 90 96 40| email : chantal.reiss@turbomeca.fr