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Essential Turbines, Masco Join Rolls-Royce First Network

 - March 9, 2023, 10:23 AM
Celebrating one of two signings Rolls-Royce had during Heli-Expo 2023 are (from left) David Brulotte, Rolls-Royce First Network manager; Michael E. Guntner, president, Essential Turbines.; Michael F. Guntner, executive v-p, Essential Turbines, and Scott Cunningham, Rolls-Royce program director for helicopters. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Rolls-Royce has expanded its First Network of authorized service providers in North America with the additions of Essential Turbines and Masco Services. The First Network now comprises more than 30 approved, licensed service centers worldwide.

Essential Turbines was named an authorized maintenance and repair and overhaul center for the M250 and RR300 platforms. With operations in Montreal, Quebec; Surrey, British Columbia; and Phoenix, Arizona, Essential Turbines will provide repair, overhaul, and testing services for the engines.

Based in Grapevine, Texas, Masco is an authorized repair facility for the RR300 starter generator.

Scott Cunningham, Rolls-Royce program director for helicopters, called the latest members of the First Network key additions. “Their specialized skills, commitment to excellence and focus on the customer will further strengthen our First Network giving operators additional flexibility and competition for local service and support on their Rolls-Royce helicopter engines.”

Rolls-Royce has delivered upwards of 33,000 M250 and RR300 engines, which have amassed 275 million flight hours.