Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA), which is GE Aviation’s only maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for T700 customers in the Asia-Pacific, has secured a five-year extension to its T700 MRO provider agreement with the original equipment manufacturer.
Following the signing of this agreement, APA is expanding its T700 services.
“The five-year extension to our OEM authorisation provides us with the confidence to continue investing into the engine and module rental/exchange pool in order to support Black Hawk commercial operators,” Tony Cotroneo, APA General Manager, said. “Thanks to our teaming agreement with United Aero Group and Arista Aviation Services, APA has access to ten T700 engines for rent, exchange or outright sale.”
For the last 20 years, APA has provided T700 MRO services to commercial and defence customers worldwide, including the ADF, Royal New Zealand Air Force and allied militaries, as well as commercial UH-60 Black Hawk firefighting operators in Australia and the United States.
To meet demand, APA’s inventory for T700 support is expanding. By the first quarter of 2021, the company says there will be individual modules, engine accessories and line-replaceable units (LRUs) available on the shelf for T700 operators.
“It is crucial we provide operators with the best options at the best possible price, so they can maintain flight safety whilst firefighting to save lives, wildlife and properties,” Cotroneo said.