Rolls-Royce completes large fleet agreements for M250 customers

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

HELI EXPO, Anaheim, US -- Rolls-Royce has signed multi-year agreements with four large fleet operators, aimed at enhancing operational support for more than 220 helicopters.

The agreements provide vital engine repairs and overhauls through the authorized Rolls-Royce FIRST network, which guarantees the use of genuine Rolls-Royce parts and exclusive use of the Rolls-Royce M250 repair network, as well as access to tailor-made technical manual libraries.

Greg Fedele, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President, Helicopters, said: "These operator fleet agreements will result in better support and smoother operations for the customer, and ensure they get the best repair and overhaul available through the Rolls-Royce FIRST network. We remain focused on helping customers complete their missions every day by offering the best support possible."

The new fleet agreements include:

  • Eagle Copters, Calgary, Canada. Eagle Copters has 15 M250 powered aircraft, including Bell 206B, 206L3 and 407 helicopters, specializing in sales, leasing, MRO and STC manufacturing.
  • Yellowhead Helicopters, Valemount, Canada. Yellowhead has a fleet of 16 M250-powered aircraft, including Bell 206B, 206L3 and 407 helicopters, supporting forestry, mining, petroleum, utility and tourism industries.
  • Air Evac Lifeteam, O'Fallon, Missouri, US. Air Evac operates more than 125 Bell 206 and 407 air medical transport aircraft, providing access to emergency health care for remote communities.
  • PHI Inc., Lafayette, LA. PHI's fleet includes 68 M250-powered helicopters, offering services to the offshore Oil and Gas, onshore mining, International, Air Medical, and Technical Services industries.
  1. Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These businesses address their markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.
  2. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. MIPS comprises Marine, Energy, Nuclear and Power Systems. Power Systems includes Rolls-Royce’s 50% ownership of Rolls-Royce Power Systems (RRPS), a collaboration with Daimler AG. RRPS was fully consolidated in the results of Rolls-Royce plc for the first time in 2013.
  3. Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and 1,600 energy and nuclear customers in 120 countries.
  4. Annual underlying revenue was £15.5 billion in 2013, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £71.6 billion at 31 December 2013.
  5. Rolls-Royce employs over 55,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 45 countries. Over 17,000 of these employees are engineers.
  6. In 2013, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 29 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2013 we employed 379 graduates and 288 apprentices to our programmes worldwide.

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