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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rolls-Royce Inks Fleet Deal with Eagle, Honors Helijet

By Frank Lombardi

During Heli-Expo on February 25, Rolls-Royce held a ceremonial signing event involving Eagle Copters of Calgary, Canada. Tim McGrath, Rolls-Royce vice president of customer business, and Eagle Copters President Mike O’Riley, formalized a long-term fleet agreement between the two companies which will enhance operational support for Eagle Copters’ fleet of 15 aircraft. Eagle Copters fleet includes the Bell 206B, 206L3, and 407 aircraft, all of which are powered by the Rolls-Royce M250 engine.

Rolls-Royce also recognized Helijet International, a longtime customer, for reaching a milestone of 300,000 flight hours in its Sikorsky S-76A aircraft. The S-76A receives power from two Rolls-Royce M250-C30/C30S engines. Helijet has accumulated more engine flight hours on M250-C30 engines than any other civil operator. As Canada’s first scheduled passenger helicopter service, Helijet flies daily between Vancouver and downtown Victoria.

Tim McGrath, vice president of Rolls-Royce customer business, said the milestone “reflects the great customer service and long-standing success of Helijet International.”

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