Pratt & Whitney Canada has announced enhancements and options to its engine maintenance and warranty programs for helicopter operators. These include the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for used
aircraft, the Eagle Service Plan (ESP) for single-helicopter operators and a new Fleet Service Plan (FSP) for smaller helicopter fleets.
“We continue to develop innovative services for our customers,” said Irene Makris, vice president of sales and marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada. “By monitoring trends and working to understand our customers’ individual challenges, we’ve been able to respond with increasingly tailored solutions that are unique in our industry.”
Under the CPO program, PT6B, PT6C, PT6T, PW200 and PW210 engines that pass a certification inspection are eligible for a 500-hour or two-year warranty, whichever comes first. FSP, which offers flexible coverage for fleets of up to five helicopters powered by PT6C, PW200 and PW210 engines, includes environmental coverage and three optional packages for parts coverage, rental engines and life-limited parts. P&WC has sold its first FSP to a customer in the South Pacific. The pay-per-hour maintenance program complements two existing plans: the ESP for operators of single helicopters and the Fleet Management Program (FMP) for operators of large fleets.
“FSP addresses a previously unmet need in the market.” said Makris. “By combining the simplicity of ESP with the flexibility of FMP, we are broadening our service offerings for customers no matter the fleet size.”
Operators of in-production PW200 and PT6C-67C engines enrolled in ESP coming due for overhaul can, for a limited time, choose to apply their ESP contributions toward a new engine instead of an overhaul.