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AvidAir joins engine maker's FIRST network
Its expertise in compressor case overhauls makes AvidAir a strong addition to the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network. The company will provide limited scope overhaul and replacement maintenance for the M250 and RR300.
R-R programme director, helicopters Scott Cunningham with AvidAir CEO Craig Rookstool and R-R FIRST network MRO manager M250/RR300 engine programme David Brulotte.

Rolls-Royce has appointed AvidAir as its newest FIRST Network authorised repair facility. Headquartered in Grain Valley, Missouri, AvidAir will provide limited scope overhaul and replacement maintenance for M250 and RR300 customers. This service will be related to engine compressor case overhauls, removing the existing plastic liner in series I and II engines and applying a patented carbon fibre material that will reduce lifecycle cost and aircraft downtime while improving engine performance and reliability.

R-R customer service executive, helicopters Rege Hall says: “We congratulate AvidAir for its ongoing commitment and investment in capabilities, and are excited to welcome it as a Rolls-Royce authorised repair facility. Its expertise in compressor case overhauls is unparalleled in the market and will be a strong addition to our global FIRST Network team.”

“We are pleased to join the FIRST Network global support team as an authorised repair facility and expand our relationship with Rolls-Royce," adds president and director of operations Craig Rookstool. "This demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing solutions that deliver quality, safety and reliability at a reasonable cost to our customers and partners around the world. We look forward to continuing to expand our support capabilities as a FIRST Network member.”

With more than 16,000 turboshaft and turboprop engines in service and 4,500 customers worldwide, the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network provides M250 and RR300 operators a global network of authorised MRO service centres. The FIRST Network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centres, and its competitive structure means operators can find affordable and reliable service anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 or RR300 engines.

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