VIH Aviation Buys P&WC-Powered Helicopters
With P&WC's guaranteed cost maintenance plan, customers are able to pay a guaranteed hourly fee on a monthly basis that is tailored to their needs. They can also choose the length of their plan.
According to VIH, the rate charged is based on a number of variables, including operating environment, mission profile, maintenance program (time between overhauls and hot section inspection), engine model and times and cycles accumulated on engines.
As a helicopter engine manufacturer, P&WC has developed solid relationships with a multitude of operators and OEMs in the market. We offer a product line that is broad, targeted and tailored. In the last eight years alone, we have seen a threefold increase in the number of helicopter engines delivered annually.
Ken Norie, president of VIH Aviation Group, said: â€œOur fleet of helicopters provides a vital service to oil and gas customers who require highly reliable transportation among their various sites, including their off-shore facilities around the world.
â€œPratt & Whitney Canada engines have been an important part of our fleet for the past 10 years, and we are pleased to see their increased presence in this important parapublic market. Given the nature of our operation, P&WC's highly flexible Guaranteed Cost Maintenance Plan is very appealing to us; it allows us to maintain cost stability and protection while selecting from a menu of services based on our needs.â€
Raffaele Virgili, vice president of customer service at P&WC, said: â€œWe created our Guaranteed Cost Maintenance Plan precisely for customers such as VIH Aviation Group. Giving them both the flexibility and maintenance assurance they require to run an effective fleet operation.â€
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