Premier Turbines Begins Offering Full Test Cell Capability for GE's M601 Engines

ATLANTA, GA - October 20, 2010 - Premier Turbines now has full test cell capabilities for GE's M601E-11 engines. This means Premier Turbines can test M601 engines at its Neosho, Missouri facility after heavy repair services and no longer has to send the data to GE's facility in Prague, Czech Republic for validation.

Late last year, Premier Turbines was selected as a Designated Repair Center in North and South Americas for GE's M601 and, once in service, the H80 turboprop engines. As a Designated Repair Center, Premier Turbines offers heavy repair services, exchange engines and rentals, line replacement unit rotable pools and field service support to all existing and future M601 and H80 engines in the Americas region. GE Aviation provides the necessary OEM parts to meet Premier Turbines' needs.

GE's M601 operators now can have around-the-clock customer support through its Business Jet Operations Center. The Business Jet Operations Center is staffed with customer product technicians who can provide a rapid response to needs, such as parts availability, trouble-shooting and field issues. M601 engines continues to be overhauled at GE Aviation Czech's facility in Prague.

Located in Neosho, Missouri, Premier Turbines is a leading provider of repair and overhaul services for commercial, government and military turbine engines, components and accessories with more than 40 years experience. Premier Turbines is dedicated to providing precision service, on-time performance and the expertise that comes from decades of experience on thousands of turbine engines. The company was acquired by BBA Aviation in 2003.