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Helitech 2016: Safran market pick-up hopes

3rd October 2016 - 15:00 GMT | by Helen Haxell in London


Despite a lot of factors impacting the helicopter engine market, Safran Helicopter Engines are optimistic that developments in China, Russia and India will right the wrongs currently impacting production.

Cyrille Poetsch, VP programmes at Safran, explained to Shephard that the company was dealing with limited activity in South America, and in the oil and gas sector, as well as contending with the impact of the H225 which crashed in Norway on 29 April this year. 

‘Currently, we are suffering from the slow market of helicopters. We have the impact of the offshore activity which is quite low due to the

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Helen Haxell


Helen Haxell

Helen Haxell was Air Editor at Shephard Media, having joined in February 2016 as Editor …

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