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H+S Aviation Welcomes TFE731 Expert to Lead UK Regional Turbine Centre, Support New Engine Authorisation

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, has appointed industry expert, Gary Tims, as the manager of its Portsmouth, UK regional turbine centre (RTC). Tims has 30 years of experience in aviation, with the last seven years spent managing a UK FBO engine shop – specialising in Honeywell’s TFE731 engine maintenance and repair.

H+S Aviation has recently announced expanded support capability for TFE731 engine operators in the EMEAI region after gaining OEM authorisation for line maintenance on the Honeywell engine series. Tims will ensure TFE731 operators, as well as other authorised engine fleets, are well-supported in the field and for other line maintenance repairs.

“H+S offers world leading service and support to an established customer base, and I’m really excited to be extending the coverage to encompass Honeywell TFE731 series engines,” Gary Tims, H+S Aviation UK RTC Manager said. “In my prior role, I was the first point of contact for customers and completed field events and major periodic inspections (MPIs) in the shop, so I’m looking forward to getting our team trained up to support our extensive in-region customer base.”

With H+S Aviation’s recent authorisations and sister company Dallas Airmotive’s heavy maintenance authorisation for the TFE731, operators with aircraft powered by the Honeywell TFE731 engine can look to the BBA Aviation Global Engine Services companies’ comprehensive maintenance capabilities [backed by a team they can count on.]

“We welcome Gary to our team to drive the excellent service and support our customers expect,” Mark Stubbs, Chief Commercial Officer of Global Engine Services said. “Operators need assurance their engines are being cared for by the best in the industry, and our goal is to deliver on that need by building our team with people focused on the customer and giving them the tools to support operator requirements.”

BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services companies are backed by more than 50 field service personnel and growing, 2 heavy maintenance / overhaul facilities including state-of-the-art testing centres and 9 regional turbine centres for quick-turn services around the globe. For additional information about H+S Aviation’s capabilities, or opportunities to join the organisation, visit the H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive team at EBACE in Geneva at BBA Aviation Stand #O104 from 29-31 May.

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive have delivered world-class turbine engine service and support to the aviation industry for more than 80 years. The companies have established a global engine network through OEM authorisations in order to provide comprehensive services and support for engines powering the majority of the world’s B&GA and rotorcraft fleets. The network includes engine MRO centres in Portsmouth, UK and Dallas, Texas, as well as 9 regional turbine centres throughout the world. This extensive network is supported by the aviation industry’s largest field support team, including more than 50 field personnel. For more information, please visit or

Information on BBA Aviation plc:

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market. We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support and Signature TECHNICAirTM which provide premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, ground handling, hangarage and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. Engine Repair & Overhaul/Global Engine Services is a leading independent engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America and Asia.


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