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Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced on Feb. 27 it now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter.
The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, Texas, facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts. This cuts the engine’s turnaround time (TAT) by more than 41 percent from 60 days while upholding OEM Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs) that includes incorporation of all the OEM-recommended service bulletins.
“Our customers challenge us continually to provide them with unique service offerings that answer their needs, and this faster turnaround time for AW109 Power operators is a significant improvement to overhaul TAT for this engine model,” said Mark Stubbs, chief commercial officer of Global Engine Services.
Additionally, Stubbs mentioned that Dallas Airmotive’s new service offering not only reduces overhaul TAT, but decreases the operator’s cost while the engine is in maintenance, with lower or non-existent engine rental fees and decreased cost incurred due to the helicopter being out of service.
“The quick-turn overhaul option is designed for our customers with helicopter missions that don’t allow for much time on the ground,” Stubbs added. “We understand their frustration and what is at stake when it comes to extended time without their engines, as many of our customers are mission-focused.”
Dallas Airmotive’s customers flying AW109 Power helicopters are primarily within the corporate transport, emergency medical, search-and-rescue, law enforcement and maritime and land mission industry sectors.
“Customers tell us that price, turnaround time and quality are their primary decision factors when it comes to the maintenance of their helicopter engines, and we aim to deliver on all three, backed by our role as a Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200 Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) and in-house engine experts ready to provide exceptional support for their fleet.”
To take advantage of this exclusive service offering, operators are encouraged to schedule their PW206C engine overhaul a minimum of 60 days in advance for review of logbooks and service bulletin status to enable DAI’s team members to accurately determine program applicability and the specific maintenance needs for the customer’s engine(s).
Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation are strategically equipped to support the overhaul and repair of PW200 engines from around the world. The company is a Pratt & Whitney Canada DOF at its location in Dallas, with additional capabilities including engine accessory repair and overhaul and state-of-the-art test cells, which provide their customers some of the fastest turnaround times in the industry.
Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation are attending HAI’s 2018 Heli-Expo, Feb. 27 to March 1 in Las Vegas. For more information on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW200 engine or other rotorcraft engine support, stop by BBA Aviation booth #C5239 to visit with the company’s engine experts about a next engine solution, or contact your Dallas Airmotive-Preferred Independent Aircraft Service Center for more details.