GLOBAL TURBINE ASIA SIGNS BY-THE-HOUR SUPPORT CONTRACT WITH WESTSTAR AVIATION SERVICES COVERING SAFRAN eAPU60
27 March 2019, Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition, Malaysia Global Turbine Asia, Weststar Aviation Services and Safran Power Units announce the signature of a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract covering the eAPU60 auxiliary power units fitted on operators’ AW189 helicopters. This contract formalizes a 3-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 4 eAPU60.
“It all starts with delivering with our pledge to our customers. Aircraft availability and safe flight operations are paramount. At Weststar Aviation Services we take pride in delivering excellence to our customers under very demanding conditions and sometimes in remote operations. We need a dependable partner offering the highest level of support. We are confident through partnering with Global Turbine Asia our customers will receive uninterrupted levels of service” declared Russel George Allen, CTO of Weststar Aviation Services.
Valérie Patuel, CEO of Global Turbine Asia, announced that the partnership presented an opportunity for both parties to gain immense value through sharing their expertise and further enhancing the support levels required for demanding offshore Oil and gas operations: “Global Turbine Asia is the first company in Asia-Pacific region to have licensed engineers on eAPU60. We are very proud to support the largest Oil and gas Operator in the region and such a influential market leader like Weststar Aviation Services. We are confident the SBH will have a direct impact in their operation in terms of cost saving and aircraft availability optimization.
“This contract reflects the relationship of mutual trust between Weststar, Global Turbine Asia and Safran Power Units. Weststar selected us because of our recognized expertise and experience in turbine support services. We’re proud to initiate a long-term Support-By-Hour (SBH®) agreement with our strategic customer, Weststar” added Laurent Le Foll, Vice President Commercial & Customer Support of Safran Power Units.
This partnership compliments an existing collaboration between both parties on the SBH® covering Arriel 2S2 engines fitted on Weststar Aviation Services S-76C++ operated in Indonesia.