Engine Assurance Program (EAP) has seen enrollments in its hourly engine maintenance program increase 40 percent this year while it has also added engines to its program and expanded its capabilities, the Dallas-based company announced today at NBAA VBACE. Of its recent enrollment growth, 30 percent are first-time aircraft owners.
“People who have never owned an aircraft before are going straight into a Falcon 900B, which is unprecedented,” said EAP program coordinator Sean Lynch. “Covid has impacted their decisions to buy aircraft because they want to avoid commercial flights for themselves or their employees. They see the benefit of engine maintenance plans to protect and maintain the value of the asset, and they are enrolling with us.”
EAP has added the Rolls-Royce AE3007C/C1 and AE3007A1E engines to its coverage. Those engines are found on the Cessna Citation X and Embraer Legacy 600 business jets, respectively.
In addition, EAP has added four variants to its Honeywell TFE731 turbofan engine coverage. They include the -4 (Dassault Falcon 50-4, Citation VII), -20 (Bombardier Learjet 40/40XR and 45/45XR), -40 (Astra SPX, Falcon 50EX, and Gulfstream G100/G150), and -60 (Falcon 900EX/LX). “We’re delighted to have more clients and more engine models to focus on,” added Lynch.