Aviation leasing company LCI has taken delivery of its 100th helicopter engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada.
P&WC engines power many of LCI's next generation helicopters, including the PT6C-67C, the PW210A and the PW207 on Leonardo's AW139, AW169 and the AW109S. The company's PT6C-67E powers the Airbus H175 helicopter.
These aircraft are deployed on mission-critical services across the globe, including emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue (SAR), offshore wind and energy operations.
LCI CEO Jaspal Jandu says: “This reflects LCI's commitment to maintaining a young, modern and diverse fleet, and Pratt & Whitney Canada's commitment to advanced, sustainable technologies. Having engines in our fleet that deliver such outstanding reliability, power and efficiency enables us to meet our customers' exacting needs whilst also supporting our collective environmental responsibilities.”
“We are pleased with LCI's continued confidence in Pratt & Whitney Canada's helicopter engines,” adds vice president, helicopters Nicolas Chabée. “Our helicopter engines deliver exceptional performance and reliability in diverse applications and contrasting environments and are particularly suitable to serve the many missions of LCI's customers. We look forward to supporting LCI and its customers for the years ahead.”
LCI has consistently grown in scale and value as it has diversified over time. The lessor's experienced management team has built strong relationships with aircraft and engine manufacturers, customers and leading financial institutions. Since its inception in 2004, it has undertaken in excess of US$8 billion of transactions in the fixed wing and helicopter market.