Rolls-Royce unveils restructured Model 250 FIRST network™

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today unveiled a newly restructured Model 250 Full-service Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team (FIRST) network, which offers full-capability repair and overhaul (R&O) support to the 4,000 plus operators of M250 turboshaft and turboprop engines operating around the world.  The Model 250 FIRST network consists of thirty full-service engine and component repair and overhaul facilities.

In order to maximize freedom of choice to M250 operators while meeting the specific needs of various market segments, the Model 250 FIRST network includes two Rolls-Royce Repair & Overhaul Facilities (RRROFs), seven independent Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Centers (AMROCs), four Authorized Maintenance Centers (AMCs), two Authorized Military Overhaul Facilities (AMOFs) and four Authorized Repair Facilities (ARFs).

Ken Roberts, President of the Rolls-Royce Helicopter Engine business, said: “By selecting industry-recognized partners who are committed to continued investment in their repair and overhaul capabilities, we have ensured that M250 operators will continue to enjoy the highest quality of support well into the future. 

“The process of re-organizing the network has included extensive consultation with our customer base and R&O partners. The members and structure of the Model 250 FIRST network reaffirms our commitment to offering our operators a freedom of choice in authorized engine support around the globe.”

RRROFs

Rolls-Royce facilities offering full engine and component repair and overhaul service globally to civil and military customers:

  • Rolls-Royce Brasil – São Paulo, Brazil
  • Rolls-Royce Engine Services - Oakland Inc. – Oakland, CA, USA

AMROCs

Independently owned facilities offering full engine and extensive component repair and overhaul service globally to civil and military customer:

  • AeroMaritime America – Mesa, AZ, USA
    • AeroMaritime CPR branch, West Sussex, UK
    • ITP branch, Alalvir, Spain
  • H+S Aviation – Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Dallas Airmotive branch, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Keystone Engine Services – Coatesville, PA, USA
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – Aichi-Ken, Japan
  • Premier Turbines – Neosho, MO, USA
    • Dallas Airmotive branch, Dayton, OH, USA
    • Dallas Airmotive branch, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • StandardAero– Winnipeg, Canada
    • Montreal Service Center branch, Montreal, QB,Canada
    • Vancouver Service Center branch, Richmond, BC, Canada
    • Carolina Service Center branch, Concord, NC, USA
    • StandardAero Australia branch, Villawood, NSW, Australia
  • Vector Aerospace – Richmond, BC, Canada
    • Vector Aerospace Dallas branch, Dallas, TX, USA

AMCs

Independent service centers offering full-service engine repair and overhaul global support to civil and military customers:

  • AeroMaritime Mediterranean – Malta
    • AeroMaritime UK, Thruxton, Hampshire, UK
  • Asia Pacific Aerospace – Brisbane, Australia
  • National Airways Corporation – Rand Airport, South Africa
  • StandardAero – Singapore

AMOFs

Independent service centers focused on providing indigenous support to military operators:

  • Air Asia Company Limited – Tainan, Taiwan
  • Samsung Techwin. – Changwon City, South Korea

ARFs 

Independent repair facility providing overhaul and repair of specific Model 250 detailed piece parts:

  • Aero Propulsion Support – Harrison, OH, USA
  • Cadorath Aerospace – Winnipeg, MA, Canada
  • Cadorath Lafayette – Lafayette, LA, USA
  • H-S Tool and Parts – Richmond, BC, Canada
  1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established strong positions in its four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. The company has a broad customer base including more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries. With facilities in 50 countries, Rolls-Royce employs more than 38,000 people worldwide and has businesses headquartered in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Scandinavia and China. This global presence allows the Group to access long-term international growth opportunities with its technology, presence, partnerships and people.
  3. In 2009, Rolls-Royce and its partners invested $1.4 billion in research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.
  4. Rolls-Royce is the world-leading producer of light turbine engines in the helicopter market. The M250 line has produced over 30,000 engines, more than half of which are still in service with approximately 4,500 operators in 150 nations. The M250 family has accumulated over 200 million flight hours, providing an unmatched level of expertise in every conceivable operational condition.
  5. Rolls-Royce turboshaft and turboprop engines provide power in the 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp range, powering over 200 aircraft models to date including the Bell 206/407/430 and AgustaWestland Super Lynx/AW159/T129.  This creates a broad base of market opportunities for both rotary and fixed-winged aircraft.

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