October 12, 2017: Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd has become the launch operator to use Safran’s new Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines in its Arrius 2B2-powered H135 fleet launched at the Helitech International. The new service will permit customers to track engine life data and therefore reduce unplanned events. Engine life can be enhanced with the early detection of low signals, prognosis analysis and maintenance plan customisation.
Shaun Strain, Babcock MCS Onshore Director of Engineering, commented, "We have successfully tested the Safran solution for more than a year now. Receiving personalized reports directly from the manufacturer allows us to adjust our maintenance program, resulting in cost and time savings."
Franck Saudo, Safran Helicopter Engines Support & Services EVP, added, "Health Monitoring is a high added-value digital service that delivers expert analysis of over sixty parameters. Resulting maintenance recommendations are customized to each engine mission, enhancing the daily support of our operators' flight operations.
The Safran Helicopter Engines Health Monitoring service is available at an Essential level, where the customer is responsible for data collection and analysis, and a Premium one where maintenance recommendations by Safran experts are personalised to the customer's fleet, mission and usage.