Asia Pacific Aerospace, November 24, 2020 - Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) continues to be GE Aviation’s only maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider for T700 customers in the Asia-Pacific.
The five-year extension to its T700 MRO provider agreement with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) affirms APA is the best-placed organisation to supply T700 MRO services in the Asia-Pacific region.
Following the signing of this agreement, APA is expanding its T700 services. “The five-year extension to our OEM authorisation provides us with the confidence to continue investing into the engine and module rental/exchange pool in order to support Black Hawk commercial operators,” says Tony Cotroneo, APA General Manager.
“Thanks to our teaming agreement with United Aero Group and Arista Aviation Services, APA has access to ten T700 engines for rent, exchange or outright sale.” For the last 20 years, APA has provided T700 MRO services to commercial and defence customers worldwide.
APA’s long association with GE Aviation has seen the company provide MRO services to the Australian Defence Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and allied militaries, as well as commercial UH-60 Black Hawk firefighting operators in Australia and the United States.
To meet demand, APA’s inventory for T700 support is expanding. By the first quarter of 2021, there will be individual modules, engine accessories and line-replaceable units (LRUs) available on the shelf for T700 operators.
“It is crucial we provide operators with the best options at the best possible price, so they can maintain flight safety whilst firefighting to save lives, wildlife and properties,” Mr Cotroneo says.
About APA: Established for more than 30 years, APA is one of the most advanced gas turbine engine MRO companies in the Asia-Pacific region. Its purpose-built maintenance facilities support a range of T700 capabilities, including:
- Scheduled and unscheduled MRO for engines, modules and accessories
- Foreign object damage (FOD) repair
- Failure analysis
- Comprehensive test capabilities
As GE Aviation’s sole authorised T700 MRO provider in the Asia-Pacific, APA delivers on its promise of ‘safety, skill and service’. APA is based in Brisbane, Australia, and has support staff in Singapore.
APA’s T700 facility in Brisbane, Australia