March 5, 2015
GE and Bristow Group sign 10-year CT7 Engine Service Agreement
GE Aviation and Bristow Group signed a 10-year Maintenance Cost Per Hour (MCPHsm) service agreement covering Bristow’s global fleet of CT7-8A turboshaft engines powering their Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The contract encompasses Bristow’s current fleet of more than 50 GE-powered S-92s and all future aircraft deliveries during the term of the contract. The agreement continues the long-standing GE–Bristow relationship by combining several short-term MCPH contracts into a single, long-term agreement designed to provide Bristow economical and predictable engine maintenance costs. In February, 2014, GE Aviation and Bristow Group signed the first engine service agreement for the CT7-2E1 turboshaft engine powering the new, twin-engine AgustaWestland AW189 helicopter. The agreement added Bristow’s new AW189 helicopters to their global fleet of MCPHsm service agreement-maintained engines.