GE names Souther Field Aviation as Georgia-based H Series Authorized Service Center
Orlando, FL – Souther Field Aviation Inc. signed an agreement with GE Aviation to become an H Series Authorized Service Center (ASC), performing line inspections, routine maintenance, removal and replacement of H75, H80, and H85 engines and components from their location in Americus, GA.
Souther Field Aviation operates as the state office for the Georgia Agricultural Aviation Association (GAAA).
One year after its September 2013 service entry, GE delivered more than 150 H80 engines to operators flying nine operators, including: Aircraft Industries' L410 commuter plane, the Thrush 510G agricultural aircraft, Nextant Aerospace's G90XT, Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd.'s (CAIGA) TP150 business aircraft and the Rysachok general aviation aircraft.
"As the H Series in-service fleet grows across the world, we're ensuring our support network grows along with it to provide the best possible engine care for our customers," said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation's Business & General Aviation and Integrated Services organization. "As we expand the H Series service network, local operators will receive faster care at a lower cost."
The H Series turboprop family incorporates GE's 3-D aerodynamic design techniques and advanced materials to create a powerful, fuel-efficient, durable engine with no recurrent fuel nozzle inspections and no hot section inspection for a multitude of uses: agricultural, business turboprops, commuter and utility aircraft.
The engine family provides the option of a single- or dual-acting governor, allowing customers to have flexibility in propeller selection. GE is also developing an integrated electronic engine control (EEC) for true single lever power control, and full auto-start capability to help ease pilot workload for H Series-powered aircraft.
Souther Field Aviation began operating in 1976. They offer a full line of vender items and are certified Thrush Aircraft Dealers. They provide basic flight instruction, salvage salvage recovery and storage, and complete maintenance for all models of light aircraft, both Agricultural and privately owned. With their staff of nine certified mechanics, they currently maintain six of the Thrush H80, fifteen older Thrush and Air Tractors, as well as about 30 privately owned aircrafts. They also provide full FBO for the flying public. Souther Field maintains the State Office for the Georgia Agricultural Aviation Association (GAAA) and has been in this position for the last fifteen years. Learn more about Souther Field Aviation at http://www.southerfield.com/
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet 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.