The Brazil Regional Turbine Center (RTC) set up by Dallas Airmotive in Belo Horizonte in 2009 is celebrating its tenth anniversary at LABACE 2019, and the BBA Aviation subsidiary will be holding a reception to mark the event on Thursday, August 15 at 4 p.m. (at Booth 2006).
“The Brazil RTC was established in 2009 to support the region’s business and general aviation operators with quick-turn engine maintenance and repair services,” said the company. “[It] has seen significant growth and development since first opening, and they are well-known in the region for the exceptional support of multiple engine product lines in-shop and in the field,” said Jeff Turner, Dallas Airmotive vice president of sales and service for the Americas.
Wellington Amorim has joined Dallas Airmotive to manage the Brazil RTC’s efforts to further develop business in South America. “Our team is focused on finding the best solution for aircraft operators and providing excellent customer service,” said Amorim.
The Brazil RTC is approved by Brazil's ANAC to provide maintenance for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A and JT15D engines and Honeywell’s TFE731 engines (both those on its Maintenance Service Plan and non-MSP engines). The RTC also provides line maintenance for Honeywell’s HTF7000 engines and 36-series APUs.
Dallas Airmotive is part of BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services (GES) division, which also includes H+S Aviation in Portsmouth, UK. The GES network, which has 10 RTCs around the world, offers services “for engines powering 80 percent of the world’s business and general aviation aircraft and 55 percent of rotorcraft fleets,” said the company.
Dallas Airmotive also offers customers its First Support field service for rapid response when they require on-site inspections and repairs.
The GES includes International Turbine Service and Barrett Turbine Engine Company, both specializing in turbine engine and parts sales, as well as an accessory repair and overhaul company, International Governor Services.
BBA is also the parent company of Signature Flight Support, which itself offers MRO support under its Signature TechnicAir and Epic programs offered throughout the company’s worldwide FBO network (it now counts some 200 in the network).