February 25, 2013 ByCarey Fredericks
March 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - StandardAero announced today that it was awarded a five year maintenance contract by Air Methods Corporation (AMC) on the company’s fleet of Roll-Royce M250 engines. This agreement will run through February, 2018. The exclusive deal provides total M250 support to AMC’s current fleet of 53 engines which is growing to 73 engines over the next few years.
"Today's announcement is a tremendous testimonial to the total quality offered in StandardAero’s workmanship, customer support and cost,” said Kim Olson, Senior Vice President, Helicopters, Energy & Engineering, StandardAero. "The fact that AMC, the largest helicopter Emergency Medical Services provider in the world, places their confidence in StandardAero’s abilities, is a tremendous endorsement for us and we’re very pleased to continue our long-standing support partnership with Air Methods. StandardAero continues its position as the marketplace leader in the light helicopter engine MRO market.”
“Air Methods has been very pleased with the quality of service we have received from StandardAero on the M250 engine,” said Archie Gray, Senior Vice President, Aviation, Air Methods Corporation. “Our partnership over the past five years has been outstanding and we anticipate nothing less as we move forward into the next five.”
The work will be performed at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, MB and Concord, NC facilities with field service and technical support provided to Air Methods’ numerous bases across the U.S.
The official contract signing was conducted at the StandardAero show booth on day one of this year’s Heli-Expo. StandardAero is exhibiting at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev., March 5 – March 7, 2013; Booth # N5234.