March 8, 2022
DALLAS, Texas – GE and Bright Water United Aero Group (UAG) have signed an agreement through 2026 for UAG to supply Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and consumable spare parts for CT7 and T700 Restricted Category engines covered by GE TrueChoice maintenance plans.
CT7 and T700 Restricted Category engines power a variety of commercial helicopters for essential missions around the world, including firefighting, search and rescue, and offshore transport. GE's successful T700/CT7 family of turboshaft and turboprop engines power 25 types of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft with more than 130 customers, both commercial and military, in more than 50 countries.
“Our customers count on having flexible options to service their CT7 and T700 Restricted Category engines, and that’s why we’re pleased to sign this agreement with UAG,” said Elissa Lee, GE’s Commercial Programs Director. “This is another step in our mission to provide, safe, reliable and compliant maintenance and support services for our OEM products.”
“Expanding our relationship with GE builds upon our focus of providing unrivaled support to commercial, utility, and military operators throughout the world,” said Jamie Gelder, UAG’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to service the GE programs in support of our mission critical customers.”
This agreement comes just two years after GE and UAG signed an Authorized Repair and Services Provider agreement for T700 engines powering restricted category and public use Black Hawk helicopters that includes the ability to offer exclusive engine upgrades to convert T700-700 to T700-701D power.
The T700/CT7 engine family has more than 100 million flight hours of experience on turboshaft and turboprop aircraft.
As with all of GE’s engines, both the CT7 and T700 can run on approved Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends to reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions. GE is heavily involved in the qualifying and testing of approved SAF blends.
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About Bright Water UAG
Bright Water United Aero Group (“UAG”), located in Shelton, CT, is an aviation support management company focused on the sale of parts, repairs, consulting and supplier integration. UAG prides itself on being customer centric, providing flexible support solutions to a global customer base. UAG’s workforce are expert in product repairs management and global logistics.
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