Shenzhen, China-based Citic Offshore Helicopter (COHC) is expanding the scope of its designated maintenance services to provide line maintenance and mobile repair team support for the PW206B2 and PW206B3 engines that power Airbus H135B2/B3 helicopters and the PW206C that powers the Leonardo AW109.
COHC was authorised as a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) designated maintenance facility in 2018 to provide PT6C-67C engine maintenance services for Leonardo AW139 helicopter customers. It has recently signed a contract with Leonardo for four AW139 helicopters, which will be utilised for offshore oil and gas production operations. The deliveries will be completed by first half of 2023, expanding the Leonardo fleet operated by COHC to 10 helicopters with eight AW139s, one AW169 and one AW109, all powered by P&WC helicopter engines.
To create more value for the growing Chinese aviation market, P&WC is committed to expanding its service network in the country, enhancing its service offerings and strengthening customer relationships.
"With the rapid growth of civilian helicopters in China, we strive to provide customers with tailored services to meet their diverse needs locally and to support the sustainable development of the Chinese aviation industry,” says P&WC vice president, customer service Irene Makris. “We have established an effective working relationship with COHC that helps us jointly ensure our customers' fleet operations are well supported locally.”
"We are glad to be authorised by Pratt & Whitney Canada to expand our maintenance business to support a wider range of helicopter engines,” adds COHC vice president Liu Jianxin. “With our expertise and experience in engine maintenance, we are confident that we can continue to provide reliable and efficient services to bring greater value to our customers.”
Pratt & Whitney Canada has built one of the industry's largest service networks around the world that offers personalised and local solutions to customers. The company has more than 50 owned and designated MRO facilities, one customer first centre for 24/7/365 technical and logistic support, more than 10 owned and designated parts distribution centres and more than 100 field support managers and mobile repair team technicians situated around the globe.