Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Icelandic Coast Guard covering Makila engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed support-by-hour (SBH) contracts with the Icelandic Coast Guard, covering two H225. This contract formalizes a five year maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila 2A1 engines.

The Icelandic Coast Guard will operate two H225s owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding AS, by March 2019. Safran Photo

“With this contract, we will benefit from the best engine-support for our Makila engines. We are delighted to have Safran on our side during our missions,” commented Hoskuldur Olafsson, director of helicopter maintenance for the Icelandic Coast Guard.

“We are extremely proud to provide this support solution to Icelandic Coast Guard for their H225 helicopters. We will deliver world-class services to guarantee the availability of their engines during their missions,” said Olivier Le Merrer, Safran Helicopter Engines executive vice president of support and services.

This contract will be managed by Safran Helicopter Engines Germany, which supports more than 280 operators flying in Germany, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.


The Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) is a civilian law enforcement agency that is responsible for search and rescue, maritime safety and security surveillance, and law enforcement in the seas surrounding Iceland. It will operate two H225 owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding AS, by March 2019.

SBH is Safran Helicopter Engines maintenance-by-the-hour service. It makes engine operating costs predictable, eliminate cash peaks, allow flexibility for scheduled and unscheduled MRO coverage. It now covers 40% of Safran Helicopter Engines customer turbines’ flying hours.

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