A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Joint Venture (JV) to support customers in India and other countries has been signed by Turbomeca (Safran), and Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) at the Paris Air Show in France, which was held from June 15-21.
The arrangement will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul for Turbomeca and HAL engines installed on HAL-produced helicopters. The engines are the TM333 and Shakti.
With more than 1,000 engines, including 250 TM333 and 250 Shakti, India’s armed forces are the largest operator of Turbomeca-designed engines in the country. Shakti is the Indian designation of the Turbomeca Ardiden 1, which was co-developed with HAL and produced under license.
June 22, 2015