BBA To Open Engine Overhaul Shop In Middle East
BBA Aviation’s aftermarket services division is shortly to open a purpose-built major overhaul facility to service the Middle East region through its subsidiary H+S Aviation. The facility will perform engine repair and overhaul (ERO) tasks for a range of turbines, and is scheduled to be operational by the end of the year.
H+S Aviation is headquartered at the former Portsmouth airport in the UK and collaborates closely with BBA Aviation sister company Dallas Airmotive. Between them, they operate 12 regional turbine centers and have four major overhaul facilities, with the Middle East location to become the fifth. In addition, more than 100 field service representatives are located at the world’s busiest business aviation airports.
“In today’s evolving environment, more and more engine service is done in the field and there has been rapid growth of aircraft flying outside of North America,” said Mark Taylor, managing director of H+S Aviation. “We are responding by expanding our global support network to be closer to the customer.”
Services offered by the two companies cover a spectrum of ERO activities, from complete engine overhauls that can typically take 800 to 900 hours, to spare parts holding. A large slice of the operation is the repair and overhaul of engine accessories and components. H+S and Dallas work on engines from several OEMs, covering more than 80 percent of the engines that are in use on general aviation turbine aircraft and helicopters. H+S Aviation has a long history of working on Pratt & Whitney Canada products and is an authorized distributor and designated overhaul facility for the JT15D and PT6T. Dallas Airmotive also provides similar services for the PT6A and PW500, while General Electric and Honeywell turbines are also supported.
Through its Team 250 H+S Aviation operates Europe’s largest authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul center (AMROC) for the Rolls-Royce M250 turbine, which powers numerous helicopters. In February the company signed an AMROC agreement covering the Rolls-Royce RR300.
Another of BBA Aviation’s subsidiaries is Ontic, which focuses solely on providing OEM-quality manufacturing support of legacy systems and components. Recently Ontic has concluded deals with Curtiss-Wright and Safran and has also taken over support of the Rolls-Royce Dart engine.
BBA Aviation is exhibiting here at EBACE at Booth 4246.