BBA Aviation Showcases Total Engine Services At Heli-Expo 2009

February 23, 2009
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BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) companies are showcasing their broad spectrum of services at this year’s Heli-Expo. Included are displays and information on the repair and overhaul of the Rolls-Royce Model 250, Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T and General Electric CT7-2, CT7-8 and T700 family, Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 as well as field service, parts support, exchanges, and component repair.

“We cover virtually every aspect of engine support services for helicopter operators,” commented BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul President, Hugh McElroy. “We strive to make your experience with us as convenient as possible by expanding our facilities in North America and Europe with field service technicians and assets positioned globally and ready to travel anywhere within hours of a call for help.”

“Our rotorcraft engine services support Civil, Military and Government markets around the world,” stated McElroy. “In fact, the demand for our Rolls-Royce Model 250 services has become so widespread that we recently named Clarke Mouncher as Global Programme Director for Rolls-Royce Model 250 to command our global network. Clarke has years of experience on this product as a programme director at our H+S Aviation company. He will now manage the worldwide RR250 program from our headquarters in Dallas Texas.”

BBA Aviation Helicopter Engine Services

ENGINE REPAIR AND OVERHAUL – RR250, PT6T, CT7-8 & T700
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) provides service on the Rolls-Royce Model 250 through OEM authorized AMC facilities at Premier Turbines (Neosho, Missouri) and H+S Aviation (Portsmouth, England). Both locations are fully equipped for complete engine overhaul and for module overhaul, repair and exchange. These centers also perform services for military variants of the Model 250. Operators can receive many of these same services at Regional Turbine Centers located in Phoenix, Arizona and Dayton, Ohio with additional RTC locations planned to come into existence later this year.

ERO’s Dallas Airmotive company is Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized for repair and overhaul on the PT6T TwinPac® at its Dallas, Texas facility. “The PT6T market has demonstrated significant growth for us in the past two years,” said McElroy. “We see a lot of activity on this engine from outside US markets and have added in-country personnel in Europe, Asia and Latin America to handle the increased activity.”

ERO’s H+S Aviation company is authorized by General Electric on the CT7-2 and T700 turboshaft engines and most recently added authorization for the CT7-8 used on the Sikorsky S-92. “The S-92 has quickly become a mainstay for operators in the North Sea,” commented McElroy. “Our depth of experience on both fixed and rotor wing aircraft using the CT7 has been leveraged to make this a natural addition to our helicopter engine support services.” CT7-2 engine is used on the Bell 214ST and Sikorsky S-70C. T700 engines power numerous military helicopters including the AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk.

FIELD SERVICE
The nature of helicopter operations calls for maximum up-time availability be it med-evac, fire fighting, offshore logistics or law enforcement. BBA Aviation ERO has a dedicated staff of 20 helicopter field service representatives ready to answer the call at a moment’s notice in order to keep helicopters on line. “We added several highly skilled service technicians during the past nine months to meet the increased demand for services,” stated McElroy, “and are in the process of adding more this year on several continents with emerging helicopter fleets.”

BBA Aviation Helicopter Engine Services

PARTS SUPPORT

BBA Aviation’s International Turbine Service (ITS) is also a member of ERO and complements the repair and overhaul companies by supporting helicopter operators with exchange engines, modules, and components as well as new, exchange and serviceable parts for RR250 and PT6T engines. “A critical element of our full support to helicopter operators is our ability to immediately ship parts and exchange units to operators,” said McElroy. “Our C-TPAT and ISA certifications from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency are especially helpful in expediting items into and out of the U.S. We are one of only about 170 industry-leading companies in the U.S. to hold both certifications.”

COMPONENT REPAIR
BBA Aviation’s ERO has an in-house component repair group capable of repair, overhaul and exchange of critical components used in every model ERO supports. Compressors, gearboxes, nozzles, supports, accessories, turbines and combustion liners are among the many components that can be repaired, overhauled or exchanged.

“Our goal is to provide helicopter operators with everything they need for total engine support,” concluded McElroy. “Our coverage is strong and continues to build.”

Additional information about BBA Aviation services for helicopter engines can be found by calling 214-956-3001, or viewing the company website at www.BBAAviationERO.com .

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