ADAC marks 130,000 hours with IBF-fitted PW206 engines

ADAC marks 130,000 hours with IBF-fitted PW206 engines

6-Mar-2016 Source: P&WC

“ADAC implemented the IBF in 2011 to directly address the environmental challenges its fleet encounters – which is absolutely critical for an emergency medical services provider,” said Irene Makris, Vice President, Marketing, P&WC. “The IBF device ensures there are no flight delays and allows the fleet to be operated for any kind of emergency mission, regardless of environment.”

The IBF’s performance has allowed P&WC to extend the time between overhaul (TBO) on ADAC’s fleet of H135s from 4,000 to 4,500 hours. What’s more, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul company ADAC Luftfahrt Technik has installed the IBF on more than 25 H135 aircraft and is able to assist other H135 operators in the region with IBF installation.
“ADAC’s 130,000-hour milestone demonstrates that the IBF is highly effective in heightening the engine’s durability and performance envelope in a seamless manner. Our collaboration with ADAC to introduce the IBF demonstrates our commitment to helping customers carry out their missions by leveraging cutting-edge technology to meet their evolving needs,” continued Makris.

ADAC Luftrettung began introducing the IBF on its fleet of 32 H135P2 aircraft in 2011 and also selected the IBF option on three H135P3 aircraft in 2013. The entire fleet is now equipped with the device. The flight leader with an IBF has surpassed the 3,500-hour threshold.

“Dispatch reliability and performance are obviously key metrics for our business,” said Thomas Huetsch, General Manager, ADAC Luftfahrt Technik. “The IBF has been an effective solution in combatting some of the environmental challenges such as industrial pollution and sandy soil conditions our fleet faces. The 500-hour increase in TBO for the engines provides us with competitive advantage. As a result of the TBO increase and IBF installation, combined with implementation of enhanced operational and maintenance practices, the direct maintenance costs on the engines have been reduced by more than 30 percent.”

Come and see us at HAI Heli-Expo, booth #1817. Interested operators are invited to drop by P&WC’s booth to speak with a customer service representative.


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