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Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is proud to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of servicing Arriel engines at its facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. As one of only three Level 4 facilities in North America, Heli-One USA is qualified to perform full repair and overhaul on Arriel engines.
Heli-One’s overhaul turnaround time is an impressive 45 calendar days, allowing customers to reduce pool asset inventory, minimize downtime and return to service sooner.
The Fort Collins shop has serviced multiple Safran engine families since 1993 and first began working on the Arriel variant in 2007. This long-term relationship with Safran has allowed Heli-One USA to develop valuable expertise.
Heli-One USA has increased capabilities over time to include 15 variants of the Arriel 1 and Arriel 2. It continues to enhance capabilities through additional repairs to lower cost and improve turn time for customers.
“The Fort Collins team is highly valued and respected,” said Eddie Lane, interim president, Heli-One. “Expertise gained through education and hands-on experience makes them a technical and turnaround time leader in engine MRO. We cannot say enough about the quality of their work. Congratulations on 10 years of exemplary service.”
Heli-One USA’s customers represent nearly every mission type and operating condition, reflecting the flexibility and widespread adoption of Safran helicopter engines. The shop supports customers from utility to tourism and in environments ranging from deserts to urban settings. This diversity in customer profiles and engines requiring a varied scope of repair and overhaul further enhances the shop’s technical expertise.
Heli-One USA has a 60,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that includes in-house NDT, machining, welding, and testing, allowing for a centralized point of service, with a high level of quality control and quick turnaround. The facility is designed with Lean principles to maximize efficiency, safety and quality. Heli-One USA also performs repair and overhaul on Airbus 350 dynamic components.