Four Aeromed Operators Sign Maintenance Contracts with Pratt & Whitney Canada
Pratt & Whitney Canada (Booth No. 5406) has signed engine maintenance agreements with four U.S. aeromedical helicopter operators: Metro Aviation, Air Medical Group Holdings, TriState CareFlight and Life Flight Network.
The long-term contracts include the OEM’s fleet management program, which allows customers to eliminate the overhead and logistical issues associated with operating a maintenance facility; the event cost plan, which allows customers to pay an amount equal to a predetermined hourly rate at each maintenance visit; the zero-time exchange and overhaul program, which provides the operator the option of purchasing a zero-timed, overhauled engine to replace an in-service engine that is coming due for overhaul; and the time and materials engine services agreement.
The four companies can use the engine maker’s global customer service support network, which includes more than 30 company-owned and -designated service facilities with more than 100 field support representatives, and its Customer First Centre for rapid support and a large pool of rental and exchange engines.