LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--(Feb. 28, 2018) - Era Group Inc. ("ERA"), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, has signed an exclusive 10-year Maintenance and Repair Agreement with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). The agreement covers 180 P&WC helicopter engines across ERA's global fleet. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX).
The engines power a number of ERA aircraft including AW139s (PT6C-67C), AW119 Koalas (PT6B-37A) and AW109 Power helicopters (PW206C) all from Leonardo Helicopters, H135s (PW206B) from Airbus Helicopters and Bell 212s (PT6T-3B) from Bell.
"We needed a maintenance and repair solution from a partner - in this case the engine OEM - that understands the demands of our fleet and can tailor its offering to our exacting needs. This agreement is a strategic investment in our engine fleet to the ultimate benefit of our customers," says Stuart Stavley, Senior Vice President, Operations & Fleet Management, Era Group Inc.
Added Tim Swail, Vice President, Customer Programs, P&WC: "ERA has a large and complex fleet with many moving pieces and they operate in a dynamic and constantly changing market. Because we have a clear window to their operations, we were able to tailor an agreement which met ERA's specific needs and helps ensure optimal costs and aircraft availability."
P&WC will be at HAI HELI-EXPO, booth C4432. Interested operators are invited to drop by the booth to speak with a marketing or customer service representative.
About Pratt & Whitney Canada
Founded in 1928, and a global leader in aerospace, P&WC is shaping the future of aviation with dependable, high-technology engines. Based in Longueuil, Quebec (Canada), P&WC is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. United Technologies Corp., based in Farmington, Connecticut, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries.
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