Era Group signs an exclusive maintenance and repair agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada

Era Group Inc., one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, has signed an exclusive 10-year maintenance and repair agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). The agreement covers 180 P&WC helicopter engines across ERA’s global fleet.

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Two Era Leonardo AW139s take flight in the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft's powerplants are PT6C-67Cs. Dan Megna Photo
Two Era Leonardo AW139s take flight in the Gulf of Mexico. The aircraft’s powerplants are PT6C-67Cs. Dan Megna Photo

The engines power a number of Era aircraft including AW139s (PT6C-67C), AW119 Koalas (PT6B-37A) and AW109 Power helicopters (PW206C) all from Leonardo Helicopters, H135s (PW206B) from Airbus Helicopters, and Bell 212s (PT6T-3B) from Bell.

“We needed a maintenance and repair solution from a partner – in this case the engine OEM – that understands the demands of our fleet and can tailor its offering to our exacting needs. This agreement is a strategic investment in our engine fleet to the ultimate benefit of our customers,” says Stuart Stavley, senior vice president, operations and fleet management, Era Group Inc.

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Added Tim Swail, vice president, customer programs, P&WC: “Era has a large and complex fleet with many moving pieces and they operate in a dynamic and constantly changing market. Because we have a clear window to their operations, we were able to tailor an agreement which met Era’s specific needs and helps ensure optimal costs and aircraft availability.”

P&WC will be at HAI Heli-Expo, booth C4432. Interested operators are invited to drop by the booth to speak with a marketing or customer service representative.

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