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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.
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.
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.