BAA companies flexing muscle

AINonline
March 6, 2011, 8:20 PM

BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul companies are at Heli-Expo in force, with news of everything from live video streaming of a borescope inspection to receipt of EASA certification for a new Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6T test cell.

BBA company Dallas Airmotive recently demonstrated live video streaming of a borescope inspection from the field to its F1RST Support center in Grapevine, Texas. Dallas Airmotive engineers and technicians were able to evaluate the condition of the engine from the video and make a judgment on subsequent action. F1RST Support was unveiled last year as a global technical operations center using integrated, satellite-based technologies to deliver ultra-fast and efficient response to AOG aircraft.

BBA company Premier Turbines has established a Rolls-Royce center of excellence for its model 250 authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center in Neosho, Mo. In establishing the center, Premier has completely reconfigured the facility to a 60,000-sq-ft footprint designed to streamline process and flow.

Further abroad, BBA company H+S Aviation, based in Portsmouth, England, received EASA certification of its PT6T turboprop test cell in January. H+S is an authorized Pratt & Whitney Canada distributor and designated overhaul facility for the PT6T Twin-Pac. Addition of the approved test cell means H+S is now fully equipped to perform repair and overhaul on site, including engine testing.

“We are a global company and are growing our services to keep pace with an expanding worldwide demand for services,” said BBA Aviation president Hugh McElroy.

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