(DAI) Lafayette, Louisiana facility is being designated as a key
support arm for component repair and exchange. Investments in new
technology and equipment will enable the facility to expand its
support to additional rotor wing engines and also adding fixed wing
Well known for its component repair capabilities for the
Rolls-Royce Model 250 engine, the Lafayette facility is planning to
add PT6A/T, JT15D and PW300/PW500 component repair capabilities
during the upcoming year. In addition to direct customer support,
the Lafayette facility also supports nine Regional Turbine Centers
in the U.S.A. and Europe. The Lafayette Facility is likewise
becoming integral to overhaul shop support for the company's main
overhaul facilities in Dallas, TX, Neosho, MO and Portsmouth,
England. Both Neosho and Portsmouth locations are Rolls-Royce 250
Authorized Maintenance Centers (AMC) and part of the Rolls-Royce
Lafayette's existing equipment includes modern special
processing capabilities such as plasma spray, welding,
non-destructive testing and machining the facility is being
upgraded to also provide vacuum brazing, heat treat and CNC
machining /grinding equipment. Lafayette's mainstream of
capabilities includes combustion liners, hot section transition
ducts, vane and stationary airfoil assemblies, supports and
"Our Lafayette facility
is ideally located to serve the Gulf of Mexico oil and gas
exploration service companies," said Dallas Airmotive President and
CEO Hugh McElroy (pictured, right). "In addition, Lafayette is well
positioned to serve our network of engine R&O locations
supporting both commercial and military customers."
"Our valued employees at Lafayette turned in an extraordinary
performance last year despite the disruptions of two hurricanes,"
continued McElroy. "They met all their internal goals and did so
with very high levels of quality. Our new investments in technology
will further enhance our performance at Lafayette making it a key
resource for component repair and exchange world wide."
Increasingly there is a need for support of military engines
including the T700 for which both of DAI's affiliates, Premier
Turbines and H+S Aviation, are qualified. These companies are also
fully equipped to overhaul the T63/T703, which are military
variants of the Model 250. Lafayette will serve to support these
programs in addition to its commercial business.
Lafayette is FAA and EASA approved as well as ISO 9001:2000
certified. It is maintained under the OEM authorizations held by
Dallas Airmotive thus assuring customers that their components are
returned to factory specification.
Dallas Airmotive (DAI) is a Rolls-Royce AMC (Authorized
Maintenance Center) for the Model 250 and a Pratt & Whitney
Canada DOF (Designated Overhaul Facility) for the PT6T. Overhaul
for the Model 250 is accomplished at the company's Premier Turbines
division in Neosho, Missouri and DAI's affiliate H+S Aviation in
Portsmouth, England. PT6T major repair and overhaul plus component
overhaul and exchange is performed at the company's Dallas, Texas
facility. Engine module repairs and overhaul are carried out at
DAI's Phoenix, Arizona and Dayton, Ohio Regional Turbine Centers.
Component repair and exchange services are available through all
company locations including the Lafayette facility.