The program, referred to as the Battery Maintenance Program for Airbus Helicopters (BMP), will add value to the Saft product.
Under the terms of this select agreement, commencing April 30, 2016, Satair Group and Saft will be supporting Ni-Cad service and repair of EC120 EC130 SA350 EC135 and EC145 helicopters.
Satair Group’s BMP service covers warranty, periodic service per the CMM and parts replacement all while providing high product reliability and low cost of ownership.
Ralph Concha, Product Manager at Satair Group comments: “We are very excited to enter into this partnership which strengthens the good relationship we have established with Saft throughout the years. The cooperation between Satair Group and Saft will bring benefits to operators by decreasing the total cost of ownership and increasing battery life expectancy.”
Concha ends: “This Battery Maintenance Program will allow customers to fully benefit from the Airbus Helicopters-approved nickel based battery by providing a convenient way to service the unit in the field while offering significant savings. Along with pre-paid shipping and an extensive loaner pool, the customers also benefit from lower cost for maintenance via our certified Saft battery shop.”
Saft (Euronext: Saft) is a world leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry. The Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of nickel batteries and primary lithium batteries for the industrial infrastructure and processes, transportation, civil and military electronics’ markets. Saft is the world leader in space and defence batteries with its Li-ion technologies which are also deployed in the energy storage, transportation and telecommunication network markets. More than 4,100 employees in 19 countries, 14 manufacturing sites and an extensive sales network all contribute to accelerating the Group’s growth for the future.
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Airbus Material & Supply Chain Services and Satair are part of Satair Group, a 100% stand-alone company and Airbus subsidiary with $1.3 billion revenue, more than 1,000 employees worldwide and a vision to become the global market leader in the civil aircraft parts management business in 2017.