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 20

Saphir 20

The Saphir 20 Auxiliary Power Unit has been designed to meet the on-board power requirements of the Super Puma multi-role helicopter.

With its excellent compactness-weight-power ratio, the Saphir 20 makes the aircraft totally self-sufficient for starting and ground operation through the supply of 30 kVA of electrical power.
It powers several systems through the helicopter's batteries in complete safety.
ts reliability allows it to operate in severe conditions.

The electrical power delivered by the Saphir 20 can supply the following ground functions:

  • Air conditioning including cockpit heating
  • Power generation for:
    • starting the main engines
    • supplying equipment (standby, verification and maintenance phases)
  • Back-up electricity generation
  • Hydraulic power for flight controls
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