11-Mar-2022 Source: Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce has announced AvidAir as the newest FIRST Network™ Authorized Repair Facility. Headquartered in Grain Valley, Missouri, AvidAir will provide limited scope overhaul and replacement maintenance for M250 and RR300 customers.
The AvidAir team will provide service related to engine compressor case overhauls, removing the existing plastic liner in series I & II engines and applying a patented carbon fiber material that will reduce lifecycle cost and aircraft downtime, while improving engine performance and reliability.
Rege Hall, Rolls-Royce Customer Service Executive – Helicopters said: “We congratulate AvidAir for their ongoing commitment and investment in capabilities, and are excited to welcome them as a Rolls-Royce Authorized Repair Facility. Their expertise in compressor case overhauls is unparalleled in the market and will be a strong addition to our global FIRST Network team.”
Craig Rookstool, AvidAir President and Director of Operations said: “We are pleased to join the FIRST Network™ global support team as an Authorized Repair Facility and expand our relationship with Rolls-Royce. This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing solutions that deliver quality, safety and reliability at a reasonable cost to our customers and partners around the world. We look forward to continuing to expand our support capabilities as a FIRST Network member.”
With more than 16,000 turboshaft and turboprop engines in service and 4,500 customers worldwide, the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network provides M250 and RR300 operators a global network of authorized MRO service centers. The FIRST Network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers, and its competitive structure means operators can find affordable and reliable service anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 or RR300 engines.
The proven Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines have powered more than 260 million flight hours of dependable service around the world. To date, more than 33,000 of these workhorse engines have been delivered to the marketplace.