BBA Aviation to Expand Rolls-Royce 250 Service Coverage to Dallas Love Field

Anaheim, California - February 21, 2009 - BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive is adding Rolls-Royce Model 250 services at its Dallas Love Field Regional Turbine Center (RTC).

"We are expanding our helicopter services footprint," stated BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul President, Hugh McElroy. "The Southwestern U.S. is very active with helicopter operations and is demanding of greater focus that our 40 years of expertise on the Model 250 can bring. The DFW area has been chosen for the RTC base due to its central location combined with a high level of local activity. We'll be adding other helicopter engines to our DFW offerings in the near future, but the 250 was the logical place to start."

The Dallas RTC, located in Hangar C at Love Field (DAL), will offer overhaul, repair and exchange on the full range of Model 250 engines, modules, accessories and components. It will leverage the company’s extensive component repair network as well as its parts supply companies that offer a broad range of helicopter support for new, overhauled, and exchange materials.

The new services at Love Field RTC will be available during the second quarter of this year. Dallas Airmotive also operates RTCs for the Rolls-Royce Model 250 in Phoenix, Arizona and Dayton, Ohio with full overhaul and test services at Premier Turbines in Neosho, Missouri.

Additional information about BBA Aviation services for helicopter engines can be found by calling 214-956-3001, 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 Dallas Airmotive, the company operates facilities at two locations in Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area plus its Premier Turbines division in Neosho, Missouri and its H+S Aviation affiliate in Portsmouth, England. Dallas Airmotive also maintains a network of Regional Turbine Centers across the United States and in England. 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, ALF502L engines, 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