ÖAMTC: Arrius 2B engines reach 200000 flight hours
The Arrius 2B engines, powering the 27 ÖAMTC’s EC 135T helicopters, today clocked up 200000 flight hours.
“This is an important milestone for our EC 135T fleet, which 100% of it is equipped with the Arrius 2B engine, as our entire fleet is powered by Turbomeca engines. The reliability of the Arrius engines and our close working relationship with Turbomeca Germany is a key factor for the success of our missions.” said Martin Weger, Director of maintenance and Wolfgang Burger, Technical Director.
To date, the ÖAMTC’s entire fleet is deployed over 16 bases in the summer and 22 in the winter. Since the beginning, more than 200000 missions have been accomplished. These missions, EMS type, have very important operational constraints, as the helicopters availability or the high mountain environment. The whole engines fleet is maintained by Heliair, a 35-person team.