GE Aviation has expanded its CT7 engine overhaul subcontract agreement (EOSA) with H+S Aviation to include all CT7-5A and CT7-9B engine care maintenance program (ECMP) commercial engine shop visits. Under the terms of the agreement, GE will continue to manage CT7 ECMP contracts and supply OEM parts to H+S, which will perform all labor on engine shop visits.
In 2011, CT7-5A and -9B engines accounted for 170 shop visits, more than 80 percent of all CT7 shop visits.
“GE Aviation and H+S Aviation have worked together for more than a decade, helping CT7 operators achieve an excellent operational service record,” said Paul McElhinney, president and CEO of GE Aviation’s Services operation. “H+S Aviation’s track record on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of these engines makes it an ideal partner.”
GE’s CT7/T700 line of turboprop and turboshaft engines currently powers 25 types of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in service with 130 customers in 50 countries.