EVENDALE, OHIO - H+S Aviation expanded its CT7 Engine Overhaul Subcontract Agreement (EOSA) with GE Aviation to include all CT7-5A and CT7-9B ECMP (Engine Care Maintenance Program) commercial engine shop visits beginning January 1, 2013. As part of this agreement, GE will continue to manage CT7 ECMP contracts and supply OEM parts to H+S, who will perform all labor on engine shop visits.

In 2011, CT7-5A and -9B engines totaled 170 shop visits, accounting for more than 80% of all CT7 shop visits.

"GE Aviation and H+S Aviation have worked together for more than a decade, helping CT7 operators achieve an excellent operational service record," said Paul McElhinney, president and chief executive officer of GE Aviation's Services operation. "H+S Aviation's track record on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of these engines makes them an ideal partner moving forward."

"H+S Aviation is delighted to continue its long-standing partnership with GE Aviation Services in support of its CT7 operators," said Mark Taylor, Managing Director, H+S Aviation. "The extension of this agreement is very important to the future of the Portsmouth facility and H+S will reward GE's faith in its support by continually delivering exceptional performance to its Saab 340 customers."

GE's successful T700/CT7 family of turboprop and turboshaft engines currently powers 25 types of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft in service with more than 130 customers in more than 50 countries.

The 1,900-shaft-horsepower CT7 turboprop was certified in 1983 and entered service as a regional airliner powerplant in June 1984 on the Saab 340. H+S Aviation has performed maintenance on various models of the CT7/T700 series since 1984. During that time, the company has processed more than 2,500 of this engine model type through its repair facility.

The CT7 engine family has accumulated over 50 million engine flight hours of experience. In all, more than 1,600 CT7 turboprop engines have been delivered worldwide.

H+S Aviation, based in Portsmouth, UK, is an OEM approved provider of repair and overhaul services for gas turbine engines including the General Electric CT7/T700 turboprop and turbo shaft engines. H+S Aviation is an operating business unit of BBA Aviation plc a leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider with market-leading businesses and attractive growth opportunities. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) are focused on the refueling and ground handling of business and commercial aviation aircraft. Its Aftermarket Services and Systems businesses (H+S Aviation, Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, International Turbine Service, Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services, Ontic and APPH) are focused on the repair and overhaul of jet engines and the manufacture and service of aerospace sub-systems and components. For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com .

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet, turboshaft and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings.