HAI Convention News

Rolls-Royce Lines Up Fleet Agreements

 - February 26, 2014, 2:30 PM
Rolls-Royce’s McGrath and Mike O’Riley, president of Eagle Copters sealed a pact that will enhance operational support for Eagle Copters’ Rolls-Royce M250-powered helicopter fleet. (Photo: Mariano Rosales)

Rolls-Royce has signed multi-year service agreements with four large fleet operators, encompassing operational support for more than 220 M250-engine powered rotorcraft. Yesterday at the company’s booth, Tim McGrath, the engine OEM’s vice president of customer business, signed the agreement with Mike O’Reilly, president of Calgary-based Eagle Copters, which specializes in sales, leasing, MRO and STC manufacturing and owns 15 M250-powered helicopters including the Bell 206B, 206L3 and 407. The three other companies include Missouri-based Air Evac Lifeteam (with 125 Bell 206 and 407 air-medical transport helicopters); petroleum industry transport provider PHI (68 M250-powered rotorcraft); and Canadian operator Yellowhead Helicopters (16 206B, 206L3 and 407 models).