February 14, 2012, 3:25 PM - Helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca and aircraft leasing firm Milestone Aviation Group yesterday at Heli-Expo 2012 inked a partnership on a fixed-hourly-cost maintenance program for Milestone customers flying Turbomeca-powered helicopters.
“Through the Global Support Partnership, Turbomeca and Milestone are jointly developing new engine support solutions and services for Milestone’s lease customers around the world,” the companies said. The first support program to be developed is the Milestone Support by the Hour program, which will provide “added value and other ancillary benefits to Milestone’s customers.” Turbomeca will manage this global support partnership using its worldwide network of support sites and numerous affiliate maintenance centers. “We are excited to announce this strategically important collaboration with Milestone,” said Turbomeca chairman and CEO Olivier Andries. “Milestone presents a new opportunity for us to expand our customer base.”
Milestone chairman Richard Santulli said the partnership “will help a large segment of our customers to control their operating costs.” He added that the announcement “is only the beginning.” Milestone COO Matthew Harris told AIN that his company intends to “provide more solutions” with Turbomeca, as well as additional OEMs and suppliers, “to continue to look for ways to add value for our customers.”
by CHAD TRAUTVETTER