Safran Helicopter Engines, the world leader in helicopter engines, is the only manufacturer doing business exclusively in this market. With the broadest range of turboshafts, providing from 500 to 3,000 shaft horsepower, Safran's ambition is to be the first-choice manufacturer for the entire helicopter industry and, thus, to sustain this market growth.
Safran Helicopter Engines has 6,300 employees worldwide, with 5000 based in France. In 2015, they produced and delivered 718 new engines, and repaired around 1700 engines.
Since its foundation in 1938, Safran Helicopter Engines has produced over 72,000 turbines. The company has more than 2,500 customers in 155 countries. Safran Helicopter Engines has 15 sites and operates on each continent, providing its customers with a proximity service through 44 distributors and certified maintenance centers, 18 Repair & Overhaul Centers, and 90 Field Representatives and Field Technicians.
Safran Helicopter Engines subsidiary Safran Power Units is the leading European manufacturer of turbojet engines for missiles, drones and auxiliary power units.
The company is working with all the major helicopter manufacturers and applies a strategy built around four values: safety, reliability, innovation and proximity.
Safran Helicopter Engines invests a significant share of its revenues - around fifteen per cent - to prepare for the future, by developing engines with ever greater performance, in terms of delivered power, while reducing both fuel consumption and polluting emissions.
Safran's ambition is to be the first-choice manufacturer for the entire helicopter industry. The company is developing new engines and variants and looks forward to developing a new high power engine family to position itself as a major player in the ten ton-plus heavy helicopter market.
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