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Davenport Aviation and Safran Helicopter Engines have entered a partnership to add the Arriel 2D and 2B1 engines, along with associated training, to the United States General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule. The partnership aims to make the engines more accessible to a variety of government agencies at the federal, state and local levels.
The Arriel 2D engine powers the Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters, while the Arriel 2B1 engine powers the AS350B3 and EC130 aircraft. The Arriel family are used in aircraft supporting missions in government agencies, law enforcement, fire and EMS, aerial work as well as offshore operations.
“This relationship will be especially impactful for our customers,” said Rob McMillin, Vice President of Aircraft and Aircraft Systems at Davenport Aviation, “we are looking forward to expanding our offerings of essential aviation components through the addition of Safran Helicopter Engines and training to our GSA schedule.”