ITP Aero, July 10, 2021 - ITP Aero has signed a contract with Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) 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.
The contract spans five years and 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 optimizing maintenance costs.
Mobile repair team
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.
Pablo Fuentes, Head of ITP Aero’s MRO business, comments: “This new collaboration with Gulf Helicopters showcases the great results our ECTM technology is achieving. This agreement entails we will be 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 optimizing maintenance costs”.
About Gulf Helicopters: 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.
From a single helicopter operator, we have become an operator of 50 plus helicopters, consisting of various type of helicopters, like AW 189, AW 139, S92, Bell 412, Bell 212, Bell 206, MD 902 and EC 155. GHC comprehensive fleet gives us the flexibility to cater to the needs of our clients, whether they are onshore or offshore. Our fleet of helicopters have been configured to the highest standards for performing tasks varying from Offshore Support to Onshore Support, Emergency Medical Services, VVIP Transportation, Aerial Photography, Under-slung, Seismic Support and Tourism Flight.
Our Pursuit of growth coupled with excellence, helped us to grow from being a small regional player to an internationally reputable operator, serving most of the major oil and gas companies in the world. We continue to work with the Oil and Gas Industry to raise the standards of Commercial Rotary Aviation Services in respect to safety and service excellence.
About ITP Aero: ITP Aero is a world leading company within its market, currently the ninth largest aircraft engine and components company in the world by revenue. Ranking among the top one hundred companies in the aerospace industry. The company employs 3,600 people at its production centres in Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico, Malta and India.
ITP Aero includes among its activities the design, research and development, manufacturing and casting, assembly and testing of aeronautical modules and engines. It also provides MRO services for a wide range of engines for regional airlines, business aviation, helicopters, industrial and defense applications. ITP Aero operates as a corporate entity within the Rolls-Royce group.