Heli-One opens new engine testing stand in Norway

Heli-One has announced the opening of a new engine test stand at its Stavanger, Norway location, the company said.

This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility´s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant.

Designed in collaboration with Safran Helicopter Engines, the test stand features major advances in testing and safety technology. Test data reporting is now automated, facilitating faster and more informed maintenance decisions leading to lower overall project times.

The Stavanger Engine shop offers full MRO for the Makila 1A (1A, 1A1, 1A2) variant including fuel control units, oil pumps, and bleed valves. The shop has a 45-day turnaround time on engine overhauls and has completed over 500 full overhauls and 1600 repairs.

Heli-One is a provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services,