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Safran Helicopter Engines, Citicopter enter partnership

20th May 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a partnership with Citicopter to become its official distributor in Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States for the Arriel and Arrius engine families, the company announced on 16 May. 

Safran powered helicopters operated in Russia are directly supported by Safran field representatives associated to a local distribution network. About 150 Safran powered aircraft are flown in Russia.

Citycopter, located in Moscow, has a stock of spare parts and toolings to support engines in service in the area.

Francis Larribau, CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, said: ‘By signing the official distribution contract with Citicopter, both companies provide a convenient one stop shop solution for our clients in the area. The partnership with Citicopter is key for Safran Helicopter Engines in order to achieve our goal: to keep our clients' helicopters flying.’

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