Auxiliary Power Units: Always at the cutting edge of innovation

Safran Power Units Auxiliary Power Units are compatible with all hosts, whatever the application: civil or military, air, land or sea.
Safran Power Units' different turbine families deliver up to 500 shp (shaft horse power) of electric, pneumatic or mechanical energy to match the specific needs of your programs.

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Saphir 100

Saphir 100

The Saphir 100 Auxiliary Power Unit has been designed to meet the on-board power requirements of the NH90 multi-role helicopter.

the Saphir 100 makes the aircraft totally selfsufficient for starting and ground operation through the supply of 100 kW of mechanical power supplying several systems through the helicopter's remote accessory gear-box (RAGB).

Thanks to the mechanical power delivered to the RAGB, the Saphir 100 supplies the following functions on the ground:

  • Air conditioning including cockpit heating
  • Electrical power:
    • starting the main engines
    • power for equipment
  • Back-up electricity generation
  • Hydraulic power for flight controls
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