Euravia Engineering has signed a five-year contract with the Royal Netherlands Air Force for the repair and overhaul of PT6A-25C engines installed on its fleet of Pilatus PC-7 aircraft.
The Pilatus PC-7s operated by the RNLAF have a key role in the training of fighter pilots at the Elementary Flight School (Elementaire Vlieger Opleiding).
Steve Clarkson, Euravia’s Customer Services Director said: “The RNLAF is a long standing customer of Euravia and we are delighted that they have not only decided to renew their time and material R&O contract with Euravia, but have also awarded it for a period of 5 years (previously it was 3 years). For the first time, the contact has also been awarded to include engines, hot section inspections and accessories.
"This is the fourth consecutive contract that Euravia has been awarded by RNLAF. This award demonstrates Euravia’s ability to deliver sustainable reliability to its Customers and is testimony to the innovative and cost effective solutions offered to the RNLAF by Euravia.”
As a Euravia customer, RNLAF benefits from the company's dedicated customer support team, regarded as one of the best in the PT6 MRO Industry. Euravia is also a long-standing, prime contractor for the United Kingdom Royal Air Force and the French Air Force. Euravia’s customers have recently seen a self-generated, multi-million dollar investment into the expansion of its state-of-the-art facility; extension of its engine and accessory capabilities; test cell modification and; turn time reduction initiatives, delivering further savings to its customers. Euravia has also recently increased its PT6 engine lease and exchange pool with the acquisition of an additional 35 units to provide more MRO options for its Customers.
Euravia is a privately owned company, founded in 1988 and based in the north west of England in the UK. Euravia Engineering has three sites in Lancashire, England, the UK’s Aeronautical centre of excellence at the site of the birth of the Jet Engine by Sir Frank Whittle in 1943. Euravia Engineering has EASA Part-145 approval, FAA Repair Station Certification, MOD, NATO, NAMSA, ISO 9001, amongst various other design and CAA approvals. Euravia provides Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul services for P&WC PT6A, PT6T series engines, and Hamilton Sundstrand, Honeywell, Lucas and Goodrich APU's.
All PT6T-FRP engines are covered by a Full TBO Extended Warranty.
Euravia will provide P&WC PT6T engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in the Asia Pacific region.
It has received both EASA and FAA approval for the full overhaul of PT6C engines to further complement its existing and internationally renowned PT6A and PT6T production lines.