BBA Aviation ERO Changes Role for Lafayette Facility; Transforms Into a Support and Logistics Center

Dallas, Texas…September 16, 2009…BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) is transforming its Lafayette, Louisiana component repair operation into a support and logistics center. The component repair work currently being done at the facility will be moved to the Dallas Airmotive Heritage Park facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

“This action is in line with our long-term strategy of growing our component repair business,” stated BBA Aviation ERO President Hugh McElroy. “To maximize the efficiency of component repair and growth of the latest technology, we are going to concentrate this work at our two dedicated Centers of Excellence – Dallas, Texas and Portsmouth, England. By treating this work as a standalone business, we can streamline the operation and speed the turn times on these critical and high demand items.”

The Lafayette logistics operation will now report through ERO’s parts distribution company International Turbine Services (ITS). “Leading our support and logistics efforts in Lafayette will be Deanna Suire with whom our customers are already acquainted. She will serve as the focal point for exchanges, pickup and delivery of parts and expediting orders. Those operators who know Deanna already know that she will ensure the delivery of the finest support. Quality, speed and service are of utmost importance to rotorcraft operators. Dallas Airmotive knows this and is working tirelessly to deliver the best service of its kind in the industry.”

Additional information about BBA Aviation ERO component repair services and all service offerings can be found by calling +1 214-956-3001 in the U.S.A., +44 (0)23 9230 4000 in the U.K., or viewing the company website at

BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul companies are primarily engaged in the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines plus parts support. Under the name H+S Aviation, the company operates a major repair and overhaul facility in Portsmouth, England. Its affiliate companies are Dallas Airmotive, operating facilities at two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area plus Premier Turbines (a division of Dallas Airmotive) in Neosho, Missouri. Dallas Airmotive also maintains a network of Regional Turbine Centers across the United States , England and Brazil. The combined companies form a world leading, OEM-authorized, independent provider of services for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A/T, JT15D, PW100, PW300, PW500 and PW901 APU; Rolls-Royce Spey, Tay and Model 250/T63/T703; General Electric CF34, CT7/T700, and J85/CF700; Honeywell TFE731, CFE738, ALF502 engines, the Honeywell Model 36 and 331 series APUs, and Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 APU. In addition to its overhaul and repair facilities, BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul operates two parts supply companies, International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company. Headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, the combined companies employ more than 1,300 personnel who service business aviation, regional airline, military and government agencies worldwide. For more information, please visit

BBA Aviation plc is a publicly held corporation traded on the London stock exchange. BBA Aviation serves two primary markets – Flight Support and Aftermarket Services and Systems. Flight Support includes refueling, cargo handling, ground handling and other services to business and commercial aviation customers. The Aftermarket Services and Systems activities include repair and overhaul of turbine engines, supply of aircraft parts, design, manufacture and overhaul of landing gear, aircraft hydraulics and other aircraft equipment. Operating companies and their subsidiaries include Dallas Airmotive, Signature Flight Support, ASIG, APPH, Premier Turbines, International Turbine Service, International Governor Services, Ontic, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, and H+S Aviation. For more information, visit