SAF Aerogroup, has signed an HCare In-Service support contract to cover its fleet of four H215 family helicopters and one H225 helicopter, operated by its subsidiaries Starlite Aviation and SAF International.
Starlite Aviation operates the fleet of two Puma and Six Super Pumas for a wide array of missions, including firefighting, medevac, and rescue & relief operations. European heavy-lifting operator SAF International is operating an additional Super Puma configured for delivering proficient aerial work.
The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to SAF Aerogroup’s specific operational needs, providing it with parts availability and by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance. SAF Aerogroup, again via its entity Aero Support Force, has also signed a second contract to retrofit 15 of its H125 helicopters with a crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS). The fleet of H125s is operated by SAF Aerogroup’s subsidiaries SAF Hélicoptères and Helilagon.
“The new HCare offer has been designed with our customer’s unique needs and operational environments in mind. The HCare In-Service package is tailored to provide SAF Aerogroup’s entire Super Puma fleet with the optimal level of Part Availability Commitment in the form of a Part-By-the-Hour (PBH) solution in order to best meet their specific operational needs in one single contract,” says Christoph Zammert, Executive Vice President of Customer Support & Services at Airbus Helicopters. “As our primary mission is to help our customers conduct their operations efficiently, safely, and cost-effectively, we’re honoured to be able to help SAF Aerogroup carry out their essential missions.”