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The agreement covers in-service support and maintenance of PW207D1 engines that powering the Bell 429 helicopter model

ITP signs long-term contract with National Grid

National Grid and ITP have signed an hourly-based service support contract (PbH or Power-by-the-hour) that will cover the full maintenance services of the PW207D1 engines powering the British company's fleet of Bell 429 helicopters. The term of the contract will be ten years.

National Grid is a British electricity and gas distribution multinational with operations across all of the United Kingdom and northeastern United States. At present, the UK component manages over 22,000 high-voltage towers and 220 Sub-stations. The Bell 429 helicopter model is used for high-definition imaging and thermal surveys of these assets.
ITP is a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the repair and overhaul of the PW200 family of engines to which the PW207D1 belongs. ITP will provide continuous support both from its Albacete site, which specializes in in-service support for the PW200, and on-site at National Grid's own facilities.
The following services stand out among those that ITP will be providing to National Grid:

  • Scheduled revisions
  • Unscheduled revisions (Basic Unscheduled Engine Removal)
  • Overhaul of engines fuel nozzles
  • 24H AOG & On-Field MRS (Mobile Repair Service), troubleshooting, inspections
  • Engine Condition Trend Monitoring
  • Rental Engine Availability

National Grid

Note to the editor

ITP Aero is 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 (Top 100 Aerospace Companies, PwC and Flight International). The company employs over 3,500 people at its production centres in Spain, United Kingdom, Mexico, the United States, 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.

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