9-Nov-2022 Source: Heli-One
Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has introduced Sikorsky S-92 base maintenance capability at its facility in Poland to broaden its service offering for an international portfolio of customers.
The programme represents the latest investment in the base at Rzeszow, which serves operators across the globe. Final regulatory approval is now being sought for a development which adds a significant new dimension to operations at the facility – and reflects a wider business strategy of extending capabilities in line with market requirements. Base personnel have now completed type rating courses and formal on-the-job training, while Rzeszow has also now been equipped with all necessary tools for S-92 base maintenance activities.
“This is a major step forward for the base, positioning us as highly competitive option for S-92 maintenance,” says Carolyn Forsyth, General Manager of Sales, Commercial & Customer Support. “Our focus in everything we do is upon quality delivery alongside competitive rates, and those same principles are being applied as we work to introduce this new capability.”
The base already provides S-92 line maintenance and storage services – it features hangar resources for hosting aircraft in a controlled environment ahead of a return to operation – so the new capability would enable it to offer the complete S-92 package: base maintenance, storage and return-to-service support.
“The process of working towards S-92 base maintenance approval has demonstrated the benefits of being part of a successful global organisation,” says Lukasz Kozik, Base Maintenance Manager. “We’ve tapped into the platform experience of the other Heli-One bases throughout. That opportunity to collaborate has been extremely welcome and valuable.”
S-92 base maintenance services build on the existing Rzeszow capabilities, which encompass the AS332, H225, and AW139 platforms. The 65,000 sq ft facility is Heli-One’s newest facility; it opened in 2014 and was designed applying the latest LEAN principles to maximise efficiency.