Charter operator GrandView Aviation has enrolled in Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) Fleet Management Program (FMP) for the PW535E engines that power its 13 Embraer Phenom 300 light jets. The program locks in lower operating costs and simplifies management of GrandView’s fleet of turbofan engines by reducing the overhead associated with in-house engine maintenance and logistics, according to P&WC.
Under the engine maintenance program, a P&WC-appointed team manages fleet operations. “For a company like GrandView Aviation, dispatch availability is a key driver of customer satisfaction,” said P&WC v-p of customer programs Scott McElvaine. “With the planned maintenance environment that the FMP provides, the emphasis is on ensuring aircraft are ready to fly whenever, wherever they are needed.”
Grandview director of maintenance Michael Ruth added that fleet uptime is key to GrandView’s 24/7 operations, which include private charters and organ transplantation flights. “We are excited to continue our investment in Pratt & Whitney’s highly reliable engines,” he said.