Aviall partners with Rolls, Keystone on rotor support

 - September 29, 2006, 8:05 AM

Aviall, the aftermarket supply-chain management services company, has announced agreements with Rolls-Royce and Keystone Helicopter to support select military and civilian helicopters. The company has renewed its contractor logistics support agreement with Rolls for five years to support the Model 250-C30R/3 engines in the Army’s Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters.

Under the contract, Aviall will be responsible for storage of new and overhauled engines, return of serviceable engines to overhaul facilities for repair, tracking time for overhaul and repair and distribution of replacement parts and engines from U.S. Army inventory to units in the field and U.S. military bases. Using this system, Aviall will be able to deliver expedited engines to far-flung deployments such as Iraq in 48 hours, according to the company.

Separately, Aviall has announced an agreement with Sikorsky unit Keystone Helicopter to manage an on-site parts warehouse at Keystone’s Coatesville, Pa. facility. Aviall will operate a warehouse at Keystone’s engine-services division at Coatesville and supply

Keystone’s various business units with their daily parts requirements.
Keystone Helicopter is a full-service maintenance and completion center for Bell, Eurocopter, MD Helicopter, Rolls-Royce, Turbomeca, Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky products.