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Rolls-Royce Names Two RR300 Engine MRO Centers

 - February 26, 2014, 6:45 PM

BBA Aviation subsidiaries Premier Turbines and H+S Aviation inked an agreement yesterday with Rolls-Royce, acknowledging them as authorized repair and overhaul centers for the RR300 engine, which currently powers the Robinson R66. The deal, which runs through 2021, provides engine operators with major MRO providers on both sides of the Atlantic. “We’re pleased to add the RR300 to the list of engines we support for Rolls-Royce,” said Doug Meador (left), president of Premier Turbines parent company Dallas Airmotive. “This authorization complements our established in-house capabilities for the Rolls-Royce 250 engine and is a key facet of a long-term growth strategy to increase our helicopter service offerings.” He was joined by (l-r), Jason Giebler, general manager, Premier Turbines; Bert Brown, Rolls-Royce’s director of helicopter services, defense; Mark Thompson, helicopter service network process administrator for Rolls-Royce; Allan Noble, H+S Aviation’s program director for the M250/RR300; and Mark Taylor, managing director of UK-based H+S Aviation. Taylor noted, “We’ve seen the R66 fleet build up quickly since its introduction in 2010. We anticipate the need for strong field service support and repair capability as the fleet continues its rapid expansion.”