Solo Aviation Named GE M601 and H80 Service Center
GE Aviation has signed an agreement with Solo Aviation naming the MRO an authorized service center for the M601 and H80. It allows Solo Aviation to offer line maintenance, removal and re-installation of engines and LRUs and engine spares for the M601 and H80. Under the terms of the agreement GE Aviation will provide Solo Aviation with material support and training. “Solo Aviation has offered M601 engine maintenance, airworthiness extensions and spare parts sales to operators in Venezuela, Colombia, Central America and the Caribbean, and has helped contribute to the M601 engine’s reputation as the ideal heavy-duty engine for unique conditions in the region,” said Paul Theofan, president and managing executive of GE Aviation’s business and general aviation turboprops. A spokesman for GE told AIN the MRO previously did authorized work under an agreement with Walter Aircraft Engines. “As the H80 engine nears entry into service we are looking forward to [expanding] this partnership with Solo Aviation to support the next generation of aircraft engines in this region.” Formerly known as Hangar 4, Solo Aviation Systems is based in Ocumare del Tuy, Venezuela, and has been an engine maintenance and services provider for more than 30 years.