Honeywell has signed a license agreement with Jordanian Aeronautical Systems (JAC) to provide support services for Honeywell’s T53 series of engines. The turboshaft engine is best known for powering helicopters including the Bell UH-1H Huey, Huey II and AH-1H Cobra.
The T53 service centre will be the first of its kind in the Middle East and Africa. JAC will provide both military and commercial operators with localised repair and maintenance options.
Growth in the region requires a more accessible repair and maintenance option, says Mosab Alkubaisy, director MEA, Honeywell Aerospace. “With the new Jordanian Aeronautical Systems service center, operators can have their T-53 engines repaired locally, which means quicker turnaround and less downtime so they can stay flying for longer.”
“In addition to the technical and practical benefits, we are investing in the local workforce and resources, which means reduced operational costs such as shipping,” says Ziad Abuain, CEO, JAC. “By reducing operational costs, we can pass this benefit onto JAC customers, ensuring they get a better deal and can actively manage the repairs and maintenance for their T53 engine.”
The JAC service center is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). The agreement builds on Honeywell’s prior relationship with RJAF to provide support on multiple aircraft.