Rolls-Royce announces the addition of two companies to its FIRST Network™ of authorized service providers. The FIRST Network is a global listing of authorized facilities providing affordable, reliable support solutions for operators of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines.

H.E.R.O.S. INC. (Helicopter Engine Repair Overhaul Services)

H.E.R.O.S. INC. joins the FIRST Network as an Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC). Operating in Chandler, Arizona, H.E.R.O.S. is a full feature shop with focus on Repair, Overhaul and Testing of both M250 and RR300 platforms.

PHI Aviation, LLC

PHI Aviation, LLC, based in Lafayette Louisiana, joins the FIRST Network as an Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC). Previously operating as an Authorized Fleet Overhaul Facility (AFOF), PHI Aviation now has more capabilities to service a wide range of customers engines.

Scott Cunningham, Rolls-Royce Program Director – Helicopters said:

“Rolls-Royce is proud to welcome H.E.R.O.S. INC., and PHI Aviation to our global network of authorized service centers. Their specialized skills and expertise and customer-centric approach will strengthen our FIRST Network giving operators additional flexibility and competition for local service and support on their Rolls-Royce helicopter engines.”   

With more than 16,000 turboshaft and turboprop engines in service and 4,500 customers worldwide, the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network provides M250 and RR300 operators a global network of authorized MRO service centers. The FIRST Network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers, and its competitive structure means operators can find affordable and reliable service anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 or RR300 engines.

The proven Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines have powered more than 275 million flight hours of dependable service around the world. To date, more than 33,000 of these workhorse engines have been delivered to the marketplace.

The M250 and RR300 are manufactured in Indianapolis, Indiana, where a $600 million Rolls-Royce investment in modernization and technology programs was recently completed, including state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing.