Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA), a Rolls-Royce FIRST network Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC), has signed an agreement with H&P General Aviation Services Co., Ltd for helicopter engine support in China. The H&P General Aviation Services facility, based in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, will provide in-country service as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 turboshaft engines.
Rolls-Royce has a strong relationship with APA and contract terms allow the latter to subcontract maintenance service to qualified third-party companies. The agreement with H&P General Aviation Services will provide authorized service on Rolls-Royce helicopter engines in China for the first time, giving the company an important foothold in an emerging market.
Jim Payton, Rolls-Royce, Vice President of Sales – Civil Helicopters, said, "The H&P General Aviation Services team in China will provide in-country maintenance service and technical support for the fast-growing Chinese market. We are excited for the opportunity to significantly enhance the support experience for our customers in China, a strategically important growth market for the M250 and RR300 engines."
Tony Cotroneo, Asia Pacific Aerospace, General Manager, said, "With the growth of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 markets in Northern Asia, especially China, it has been a long-term goal of APA to have a presence in region through an approved service center. APA has worked closely with the team at Rolls-Royce to ensure we appointed the right maintenance organization in China and H&P General Aviation Services ticks all the right boxes to ensure this endeavor provides Rolls-Royce customers in region the best support available."
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, including nearly 80 customers in China.
M250 and RR300 operators are supported by the Rolls-Royce FIRST network, a global, authorized system providing outstanding service. The Rolls-Royce FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) network provides affordable, reliable support solutions. The FIRST network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers around the world, and its competitive structure means operators can find affordable and reliable service anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 or RR300 engines.
M250 and RR300 Authorized Service Centers (ASCs), provide customers with the convenience of regional operation and maintenance support through direct association with an Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC).