Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC, Stand 1444) has signed a 20-year Fleet Management Program (FMP) contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation covering 22 PT6C-67C engines that power the operator’s fleet of AW139 helicopters serving the offshore oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India.
“The FMP will also include the installation of P&WC’s Fast Solution for advanced prognostics and engine health management,” said P&WC.
“When it comes to helicopter dispatch, time is paramount—especially given the extremely high number of offshore takeoffs and landings by our fleet,” said Abu Dhabi Aviation chairman Nadir Al Hammadi.
“As the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, we have opted to invest in an FMP plan and the Fast advanced prognostics solution with P&WC to help optimize our maintenance environment and ensure our AW139 fleet remains mission-ready at all times to the highest safety standards.”
Bell Helicopter also signed an agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation (Stand 1050) approving it as an authorized customer service facility. The deal was signed by Al Hammadi and Glenn Isbell, executive vice president, Bell customer support and services.
Abu Dhabi Aviation is the largest operator of commercial helicopters in the Middle East, with a fleet of 61 aircraft, including 57 helicopters. These include the Leonardo AW139 and AW109, Bell 412 and 212 and four Bombardier Dash 8 turboprops. The company employs more than 1,000, including 150 pilots and 283 engineers and technicians. Group assets total just over $1.3 billion.