Dallas, Texas … July 23, 2009 … BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company H+S Aviation has been awarded Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) authorization for repair and overhaul of all models of the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T TwinPac® engine. This engine is used primarily on Bell and Agusta/Bell 212 and 412 helicopters.
H+S Aviation, located in Portsmouth, England, has extensive experience with rotorcraft engines through its OEM authorizations on Rolls-Royce Model 250/T63/T703 and General Electric T700 and CT-7 turboshaft engines. Combined with the PT6T, these authorizations represent nearly half of all rotorcraft engines in operation throughout the world.
“The addition of this authorization at H+S Aviation contributes greatly to our ongoing expansion of rotorcraft support,” commented BBA Aviation ERO President, Hugh McElroy. “Coupled with our existing PT6T authorization at Dallas Airmotive in North America, we can offer more choice and broader expertise to the worldwide PT6T market. In addition, the DDOF designation enables H+S Aviation to sell OEM parts over the counter – an enhancement to the DOF-only authorization.”
“Many helicopter operators in Europe and the Middle East are familiar with H+S Aviation through its extensive accessory repair and overhaul capabilities,” continued McElroy. “H+S has been overhauling accessories for 30 years, including fuel pumps, torque limiters and controllers, fuel nozzles, bleed valves and much, much more.”
“We are delighted to add the PT6T DDOF to our already extensive relationship with H+S Aviation and the BBA Aviation group,” added Maria Della Posta, Vice President of Customer Service for Pratt & Whitney Canada. “We have full confidence in H+S Aviation to bring enhanced service and support to PT6T operators in the region.”
H+S Aviation is acquiring additional engine rental assets, including the PT6T-3D Series, for installation during engine events and adding field service support. In the interim, service can be provided for H+S Aviation from U.S.-based Dallas Airmotive.
Additional information about H+S Aviation services for rotorcraft and fixed wing engines can be found by calling +44 (0)23 9230 4000, or viewing the company website at www.BBAAviationERO.com.
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 www.BBAAviationERO.com.
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 www.bbaaviation.com.