API Named Exclusive CTS800 Parts Distributor

 - October 14, 2009, 11:04 AM

The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTec), a joint venture between Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, has signed a 10-year agreement with Aerospace Products International naming API the exclusive distributor of CTS800 parts globally. Ken Roberts, president of Rolls-Royce helicopter business and LHTec board member, said, “As the CTS800 helicopter engine program continues to grow, it is critical that we provide our customers with a 24/7 aftermarket parts and services solution wherever they operate in the world.” API provides all aftermarket supply chain management functions on behalf of LHTec, including demand forecasting, parts inventory planning, warehousing, distribution, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) compliance administration, and repairs and warranty administration. The exclusive distributor agreement extends the term for 10 more years and broadens API’s role into such areas as customer credit and receivables management. The CTS800 powers the AgustaWestland Super Lynx 300, AW159 Wildcat and Mk. 9A helicopters, and it has been certified by both the FAA and EASA.