Safran’s Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 Plus engine was chosen by DRF Luftrettung H135 fleet to be used in three of the new Airbus Industries Helicopters H135. These Turbomeca Arris 2B2 plus engines will be used in HEMS missions or Helicopter Emergency Medical Service missions located in Germany.
Franck Sudo, the External Vice President of Support and Services for Turbomeca talks a little bit about the Arrius 2B2 plus engine and working with DFR Luftrettung.
“This is a further step that strengthens our relationship with DRF Luftrettung, and we are proud to be part of this continuing effort to provide medical assistance to the German people.”
Saudo continues further talking about it benefits working together.
“The Arrius 2B2Plus combines state-of-the-art technology with best–in-class reliability. Its selection confirms the competitive advantage of our solution for the light and medium helicopter market.”
DRF Luftrettug has a fleet that consist of five Arriel 2E-powered H145’s as well as eleven Arriel 1E2-powered EC145/BK117C1’s.
To this date, Turbomeca as over four hundred customers in over fifty countries. With these amount of customers, Turbomeca is able to deliver over 3,000 Arrius engines.
DRF Luftrettung was founded in 2008 with leaders Hans Jorg Eyrich, Steffen Lutz, and Rudolf Bohmler running the company. There are over 370 dedicated employees that work for DRF Luftrettung.
The 2B2Plus is considered the latest member of the Arrius family that included the twin helicopter. This twin helicopter after over seven million record flight hours. Theb2b engine is considered one of the most popular engines of its class.