BORDES, France---Turbomeca is pleased to announce that the Arrius 2K1, now FAA certified, is available on the twin-engine helicopter Agusta A109 Power.
The first A109 Power will be delivered to CJ Systems Aviation Group and operated by Life Star, in Erie, Pennsylvania with a second scheduled delivery to Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Both helicopters will be used for EMS missions.
The choice of Turbomeca's Arrius engines has been commented on by Cyndi Carter, Life Star Program Director: "We made a thorough evaluation of the engine options and decided that the Arrius 2K1 met our high standards of reliability, operating economics and environmental advantages that are essential for the continued success of our program. We are delighted to be the first civil operator worldwide to operate the Arrius 2K1 in the A109 Power ".
The Arrius 2K1 optimises the performance of the A109 Power. A total of 1,100 engines from the Arrius family have been delivered.
Turbomeca is one of the world leaders in the design, development and manufacturing of small and medium gas turbines for helicopters. Since the company began operations in 1938, it has produced nearly 48,000 turbine engines. The headquarters are based in Bordes, France. Turbomeca is a company of the Snecma group.