GE To Service CT7 Engines on Bristow’s AW189s

 - March 5, 2014, 12:27 PM
Bristow Group and GE Aviation celebrate signing a CT7 engine service agreement for Bristow’s new AgustaWestland AW189s. Pictured from left to right are Mark Becker, Bristow director of centralized operations; Stuart Todd, Bristow contracts director; Nina Jonsson, Bristow global director of fleet management; Craig Wilson, Bristow contracts manager; Mike Wilking, GE Aviation v-p of business development; Tom Lodge, GE Aviation CMO military marketing; Ron Hutter, GE Aviation v-p of rotorcraft sales; Lisa Coroa-Bockley, GE Aviation director of advanced programs; Ed Birtwell, GE Aviation v-p and general manager for turboshaft/turboprop engines; and Bill Neth, GE aviation customer program manager.

GE Aviation and Bristow Group signed the first engine service agreement for the CT7-2E1 turboshaft that powers the new AgustaWestland AW189 twin. The agreement expands the longstanding GE-Bristow partnership by adding the AW189s’ engines to Bristow’s global fleet of powerplants maintained under a maintenance cost per hour (MCPH) service agreement.

“We’re pleased to sign the first service agreement for the growing CT7-2E1 fleet with Bristow, which has operated more than 100 GE CT7 turboshaft engines for more than 10 years,” said Ed Birtwell, vice president and general manager of turboshafts at GE Aviation. “The MCPH program provides a customized service solution at a firm, fixed price per engine flight hour. We support the customer with OEM expertise, parts and dedicated management.”

For the past seven years, GE’s MCPH program has supported the CT7-8As that power Bristow’s S-92s, which provide transportation to offshore oil and gas operations. The AW189 is the newest commercial application for the CT7.