LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 23, 2009) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has awarded H+S Aviation of Portsmouth, England, Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF) authorization for the repair and overhaul of the PT6T TwinPac® turboshaft engine series, used primarily on Bell and Agusta/Bell 212 and 412 helicopters. H+S Aviation is an affiliate of BBA Aviation plc. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company.
"We are delighted to add this PT6T DDOF to our already extensive relationship with H+S Aviation and the BBA Aviation group," said Maria Della Posta, Vice President, Customer Service, P&WC. "H+S Aviation has extensive rotorcraft engine repair and overhaul capabilities and is well known to operators in Europe and the Middle East. We are confident it will bring enhanced service and support to PT6T operators in the region."
H+S Aviation joins Dallas Airmotive of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, another affiliate of BBA Aviation, in gaining PT6T R&O authorization and offers TwinPac® customers more choice and broader expertise for engine maintenance. In addition to repair and overhaul, the DDOF designation enables H+S Aviation to sell OEM parts over the counter. The company is also acquiring additional engine rental assets, including the PT6T-3D series, for installation during engine events, and adding field service support.
P&WC now counts over 10,000 operators all around the world - demonstrating that the company has a winning strategy in place with new-generation, green engines and unmatched support. Customers can rely on over 30 company-owned and designated service facilities, a 24/7 Customer First Centre for expert and rapid assistance, and an extensive parts distribution network to deliver unmatched frontline service. With field support representatives on all major continents, mobile repair teams available around the clock, and the largest pool of P&WC rental and exchange engines in the industry, P&WC's goal is to go the extra mile to keep its customers flying.
Pratt & Whitney Canada, based in Longueuil, Quebec, is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines powering business, general aviation and regional aircraft and helicopters. The company also manufactures auxiliary power units and industrial gas turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., USA, is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and building industries.