Building on its Rolls-Royce M250 maintenance program, StandardAero announced during Heli-Expo 2014 that it has seen growth in its nascent Rolls-Royce RR300 program, having recently released its first engine back into service. The RR300 powers the Robinson R66 helicopter. As of yesterday StandardAero showed five recent engines coming into MRO at its Winnipeg, Canada location, and 50 scheduled globally.
“At this point we are developing training courses and continuing to qualify and train technicians while working closely with Rolls-Royce to ensure that Robinson R66 operators receive a high level of service,” said Manny Atwal, vice president, helicopters, for StandardAero.
StandardAero is the first independent North American Rolls-Royce-authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul center for the RR300, having signed its original agreement to become an engine services provider for the RR300 engine in December 2013. A second RR300 authorized MRO agreement is in process for StandardAero’s Singapore facility, which would become the first independent RR300-authorized MRO in Asia. That agreement is expected to be in force and operational this spring, according to company sources.