08 Juli 2011
Makila 2, the engines of the EC 725 helicopter (photo : Safran)
Olivier Andriès, Chairman and CEO of Turbomeca (Safran group) and Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the financial participation of Turbomeca within HeliPartner Engines.
This MoU has been signed in presence of Dato' Fri Dr. Haji Ismail Bin Haji Ahmad, Secretary General Ministry of Defence Malaysia, Tan Fri Aziz Zainal, Malaysian Ambassador in France and Raymond Lubrano, HeliPartner Engines CEO.
With the signing of this MoU, Turbomeca will further develop its presence in Malaysia andenhance its customers’ proximity in the region.
The main purpose of this agreement is to improve Turbomeca answer to the requirements ofan ever-expanding helicopter activity in Malaysia, mainly through offshore, military andparapublic activities.
“As HeliPartner Engines is a member of the defence industry and is offset beneficiary tosupport the Makila 2, the engines of the EC 725 recently ordered by Malaysia, thisinvestment allows Turbomeca to develop its support capabilities and customer’s proximity in Malaysia.” said Olivier Andriès, Turbomeca CEO.
“I am very pleased with this new agreement, which reinforces the strong partnership between HeliPartner Engines and Turbomeca, initiated two years ago. It demonstrates furthermore our common commitment to the Malaysian aeronautic industry.” announced Nonee Ashirin, Chairman of HeliPartner Engines.
With a commitment to serve their customers better, Turbomeca and HeliPartner Engines embarked in 2009 on a strategic joint partnership to vastly improve the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services being offered to helicopter operators.