Pratt & Whitney Canada inks deal with German firm
September 2, 2011 By Carey Fredericks
Sept. 2, 2011, Longueuil, Que. - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (CSC Europe) signed a 13-year Fleet Management Program (FMP(R)) agreement with DRF Luftrettung of Germany for comprehensive maintenance support of its PW206B2 engines.
This long-term FMP(R) agreement with CSC Europe provides DRF Luftrettung with expanded coverage until
2024. CSC Europe is a joint-venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Aero Engines.
DRF Luftrettung employs some 50 helicopters for around-the-clock emergency air
rescue missions and the transport of intensive care patients between clinics at
eight HEMS helicopter emergency medical services) bases. Some 1,000 emergency
physicians, paramedics, pilots and technicians work for DRF Luftrettung across
its 31 HEMS bases located in Germany, Austria and Denmark. Every year the DRF
Luftrettung flies about 37,000 missions. All helicopters are optimally equipped
for the care of emergency and intensive care patients.
"This second FMP is testament to a superior cost-effective product delivered by
a talented and dedicated team," said Clemens Linden, General Manager of CSC
Europe, "The CSC is honoured that DRF Luftrettung continues to place their
trust in us and our long-standing relationship for their vital HEMS missions."
The tailored FMP(R) Term Cost Plan (TCP(R)) provides maintenance support
solutions that guarantee operating costs over the term for 34 of the PW206B2
engines installed on DRF Luftrettung's fleet of Eurocopter EC135P2 helicopters.
"The long term cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada has influenced our
decision to renew the FMP agreement with the CSC in the long run." said Jurgen
Zoller, Director Technical Operations, DRF Luftrettung. "We are pleased to
continue with our reliable partner and consider both the product and the
service as an important contribution to keep our aircraft flying."
With P&WC Engine Service Agreements, customers are able to fully capitalize on
a team dedicated to total event management for each maintenance task by taking
full ownership and closely tracking each event until the aircraft is back in
the air. This brings together, in one team, the best expertise from across key
P&WC front-line services.