Air Seychelles has awarded StandardAero a multi-year contract to support the Pratt & Whitney PT6A-34 turboprop engines powering its fleet of DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft.
StandardAero will support Air Seychelles with a range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services from its OEM-authorized PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
StandardAero has a long history of providing Air Seychelles with PT6A engine MRO services, including engine overhauls, hot section inspections (HSIs), repairs and field service rep (FSR) support. StandardAero’s Johannesburg facility, which is located at Lanseria International Airport, is well known as a center of excellence for the PT6A engine family, supporting 41 variants of the engine up to and including the PT6A-140.
Commenting on the agreement for Air Seychelles, Gustave Pragassen, Head of Technical said, “We are pleased to extend partnership with StandardAero and we look forward to their continued support with the maintenance of our Twin Otters aircraft in ensuring that Air Seychelles continues to deliver a safe operations across the Seychelles archipelago.”
“The team here at StandardAero is truly gratified by Air Seychelles’ decision to entrust us with the support of its PT6A-34 engine fleet,” sid Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “We know how critical safety is to the airline, given the island hopping nature of the flights performed by its Twin Otter fleet. Air Seychelles’ confidence in our delivered quality is a reflection of the industry-leading level of support provided by our Johannesburg team.”