Tuesday, November 14, 2017

P&WC inks fleet management deal with Abu Dhabi Aviation

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed a 20-year fleet management program contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) for 22 PT6C-67C engines that will power the airline’s fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters which primarily serve the offshore oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India.

A subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, P&WC said the FMP contract also includes the installation of its Fast Solution for advanced prognostics and engine health management.

Along with fleet management, P&WC’s turnkey FAST solution will provide situational awareness about engine health, usage and trends by capturing, analysing and sending full-flight data intelligence wirelessly minutes after the pilot shuts down the engines, it stated.

"When it comes to helicopter dispatch, time is paramount – especially given the extremely high number of offshore takeoffs and landings by our fleet," remarked Nadir Ahmed Al Hammadi, the chairman of ADA, after signing the deal with Tim Swail, VP for Customer Programs at P&WC, on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2017.

"As the largest commercial helicopter operator in the Middle East, we have opted to invest in an FMP plan and the FAST advanced prognostics solution with P&WC to help optimize our maintenance environment and ensure our AW139 fleet remains mission-ready at all times to the highest safety standards," noted Al Hammadi.

The ADA, he stated, also provides passenger transportation services, search and rescue, crop spraying, aerial construction, seismic support, fire fighting in Europe and third-party maintenance support.

Tailored specifically to Abu Dhabi firm, the FMP plan will provide customised support to meet both their technical and commercial needs.

It is a flexible, high-value engine management solution that helps lock in lower operating costs and simplifies fleet operations management. It also serves as a financial planning tool supporting efficient cash flow while allowing ADA to focus on its core business of offshore oil support.

Tim Swail, VP for Customer Programs at P&WC said: "The combination of our tailored FMP plan and Fast technology is a powerful, preventive maintenance solution that will help ADA reduce costs while supporting greater availability through comprehensive engine and aircraft health management."

"P&WC’s focus is on delivering long-term value and peace of mind to our customers through innovative and flexible solutions aligned closely with their individual needs and flying environments," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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