This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News Bulletin
Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
Related background information from the Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

GHC contracts AW189 and S-92 engine work to Spain
A new contract between GHC and ITP includes ITP Aero's engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM), a technology based on big data analysis that offers important results in predictive engine maintenance.
From a single helicopter operator, GHC has become an operator of 50 plus helicopters, consisting of various type of helicopters such as the AW189, AW139, S-92, Bell 412, Bell 212, Bell 206, MD 902 and EC155.
Read this story in our August 2021 printed issue.

Qatar's Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) has signed a contract with ITP Aero to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of General Electric CT7-2E1 and CT7-8A engines that are flown in its Leonardo AW189 and Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The contract spans five years and the work will be carried out at ITP Aero's Albacete and Ajalvir (Madrid) facilities in Spain.

The contract includes ITP Aero's engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM), a technology based on big data analysis that offers important results in predictive engine maintenance. ECTM diagnoses engine health based on data extraction and analysis, anticipating future technical issues and scheduling of precise maintenance. This will allow ITP Aero and GHC to define the most appropriate moment to carry out preventative maintenance, which in turn will prevent issues of a larger scale that would create a higher outlay, thus optimising maintenance costs.

In addition to ECTM, the contract also includes engine repair, fleet engineering activities and a mobile repair team for all GHC's helicopter fleet around the world.

ITP head of MRO Pablo Fuentes comments: “This new collaboration with Gulf Helicopters showcases the great results our ECTM technology is achieving. This agreement entails us applying ECTM to AW189 helicopters with GE CT7-2E1 engines for the first time, in addition to the S-92, allowing both operator and engine repair shop to identify future engine operation issues and provide logistics solutions to keep fleet operability and at the same time optimising maintenance costs.”

Gulf Helicopters is a subsidiary of Gulf International Services, Q.S.C. The company has provided helicopter services since 1970 and operates with companies throughout the Middle East, India, North Africa and Europe.

Other News
 
CHC Helikopter to serve longer on Norwegian shelf
January 26, 2024
The deal guarantees access to cutting-edge aircraft and highly skilled personnel until the beginning of 2028, meaning CHC can deliver uninterrupted, year-round flying to OKEA’s Draugen oil platform in the Norwegian Sea.
Bristow signs Nova for Coast Guard mission systems
December 11, 2023
Omni expedites super medium fleet growth
November 20, 2023
Helijet inks Beta deal for first passenger eVTOL service in Canada
November 2, 2023
Helijet will integrate the Beta-designed Alia aircraft into its existing network of helicopter services in southwestern British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.