Complaint Filed Against Rolls-Royce

 - January 16, 2007, 9:00 AM

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association filed a complaint with the FAA against Rolls-Royce, alleging the engine maker does not provide basic safety information as required by FARs. Marshall Filler, ARSA’s managing director and general counsel, told AIN that the complaint alleges Rolls-Royce refuses to provide instructions for continued airworthiness (ICA) to Helicopter Engine Repair Overhaul Services, Glendale, Calif., which is required to have an ICA to perform maintenance on the Model 250 engine. “The failure of some aircraft, engine and component manufacturers to make complete ICAs available to qualified and certificated maintenance providers is an industry wide problem,” Filler said. A Rolls-Royce spokesman told AIN, “Rolls-Royce policy is to follow the legal requirements for releasing maintenance information on the Model 250 engine. We’ve just received the formal complaint and we’re reviewing it.”