In February this year, Turbomeca signed Support by the Hour contracts with DRF Luftrettung and ADAC Luftfahrt Technik. The five year contract with DRF Luftrettung covers 26 Arriel 1E2 engines powering the BK117C1 and EC145 helicopters. The organisation undertakes HEMS missions from 31 bases located in Germany, Austria and Denmark and has over 50 helicopters of various types.
DRF Luftrettung recently ordered a further 25 EC145 T2s, which will be powered by the Turbomeca Arriel 2E engine. The ADAC Support by the Hour contract covers 10 Arrius 2B2 engines powering five EC 135T2 of ADAC’s end customer, ANWB Medical Air Assistance. ADAC Luftfahrt Technik provides airframe and engine maintenance for various helicopter operators in Europe including ADAC, ANWB and Luxembourg Air Rescue. ANWB’s subsidiary Medical Air Assistance (MAA) is located in Utrecht, Netherlands and manages the EC135 fleet covering the Netherlands.