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MINT Turbines Names Jason Chambers Regional Sales Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. June 17, 2020 – MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group of companies, is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Jason Chambers as their newest Regional Sales Manager for the Eastern United States.

Jason has 30-years of aviation experience including most recently as Customer Program Manager of a large aircraft MRO facility. Additional previous experience includes a 15-year career as General Manager for a Part 145 Regional Turbine Center; an aircraft AOG Technician for a major aircraft MRO supplier and Engine Manager within a large Part 135 operation. Jason began his career as an Engine MRO/Overhaul Technician with Pratt & Whitney Engine Services where he performed engine removals and reinstallations; Hot Section Inspections; on-wing troubleshooting; vibration surveys and pre-purchase inspections. Jason earned an Associate Degree in Aviation plus FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics.

“I’m thrilled to have Jason join the MINT Turbines Team,” stated David Norton, General Manager of MINT Turbines. “He’s a long-time industry veteran with great customer focus and technical ability who will drive further growth and capability and help lead MINT Turbines into the future.” As the latest member of the MINT Turbines team, feel free to contact Jason to discuss how he can help support all your Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PT6T engine, accessory, component and field service needs.

About MINT Turbines

MINT Turbines has been providing over 40 years of unmatched service excellence for both the Honeywell T53 and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A & PT6T series of gas turbine engines including maintenance, repairs, overhauls, exchanges, rentals, testing and field service support unequaled within the industry. Their level of excellence was achieved by directing all efforts and resources towards efficient, high-quality production plus outstanding customer service and support. We are proud of our quality achievements as one of the few Service Centers in North America to achieve both ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110C certifications.

About M International

Since 1978, M International has been a leading global provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, M International holds several distribution and representation agreements. In addition to MINT Turbines, M International is also the parent company for Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, B.C., Canada) and Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) – both Rolls-Royce M250 FIRST Network members; and Southwest Fuel Systems, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), a Triumph-approved Service Center for T53 Fuel Components and now with added Rolls-Royce M250 Hydromechanical Unit (HMU) MRO capability. Both MINT Turbines and Airborne Engines are also Honeywell authorized Service Center’s for the complete line of T53 gas turbine engines and related components.

For additional information please contact Chuck Hurdleston, M International’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net  Phone: +1 610-268-6200, X3201

MINT Turbines Names Jason Chambers Regional Sales Manager2020-06-22T14:36:47+00:00

Southwest Fuels Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

McLean, Virginia – May 1, 2020. M International is pleased to announce its flagship Accessory MRO services facility Southwest Fuels, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma) has today unveiled its redesigned website (www.swf-aero.com). This updated website features new visual and technical enhancements including streamlining within the interface for ease of access to vital technical and contact information and an easy-to-navigate site design. The website also offers information which is more accessible to users including an emphasis on cross-linking between other MRO sites within the M International portfolio of companies.

Ralph Bishop, General Manager stated: “After several months of hard work, I’m incredibly proud to announce the release of our new website. We took our existing site; incorporated new refinements and design enhancements plus improved the usability along with additional features to make your browsing experience more enjoyable.”

Goals for the redesign included faster access to company contacts; a new Request-A-Quote feature; latest News and customer feedback tool plus updated company information and revised capability overviews encompassing both Honeywell T53 and Rolls-Royce M250 engine accessories.

About Southwest Fuels (SWF)

Located in Stroud, Oklahoma (USA), SWF is celebrating over 11 years as a Triumph Authorized Maintenance Center for T53 Fuel Controls and Power Turbine Governors and Rolls-Royce M250 Fuel Components. Through its factory trained technicians, SWF is also recognized as an authorized Hammonds Fuel Additive distributor plus additional capabilities including full MRO services for a wide variety of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A & PT6T components to better support their customers with accessory MRO requirements.

About M International

Since 1979 M International is a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia (USA), they hold several OEM distribution and representation agreements and is the parent organization to Keystone Turbine Services (Coatesville, Pennsylvania), Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Colombia, Canada) and MINT Turbines and Southwest Fuel Systems, LLC (both in Stroud, Oklahoma).

For additional information please contact:

Chuck Hurdleston, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net or Mobile +1 610.909.6846

Southwest Fuels Announces Launch of Redesigned Website2020-06-01T17:13:33+00:00

MINT TURBINES RECEIVES U.S. NAVY KRACEN CONTRACT AWARD

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. April 22, 2020. M International, Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma) was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.

Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) awarded a 10-year, $6.1 billion, enterprise contract vehicle to 42 small business industry partners on April 14, enabling U.S. Navy, government customers and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support quicker.

The Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines—commonly called KRACEn—is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) MAC that will provide maintenance services and support for single satellite sites, small aircraft quantities, personnel to augment government maintenance teams and overhaul capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems. This is COMFRC’s first, multi-billion contract award.

The MAC’s scope of work, which is set aside for small businesses, includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines and augmentation labor supplement for maintenance both ashore and afloat.

“As one of 42 small business industry partners, MINT Turbines will help enable COMFRC to effectively use the KRACEn enterprise contract vehicle allowing the Navy meet its sustainment needs expeditiously while delivering improved outcomes,” COMFRC Executive Director Roy Harris said. “KRACEn is a crucial addition to our traditional organic capabilities, providing us with the means to tap into the expertise of small business industry partners.”

The nature of the work covered by KRACEn—simple platform, organizational-level Contractor Logistic Services (CLS) requirements involving few aircraft, elemental or off-aircraft tasks—is well-suited for small businesses, according to COMFRC Acquisition Group, CLS Division Lead Chris Giggey. The CLS Division, formally known as the Fast Acquisition Solutions to Enable Readiness (FASTER) team, was charted by Commander, Naval Air Systems Command in 2018 to improve acquisition speed and quality of services by developing expertise in CLS contracting.

“I’m proud to recognize MINT Turbines as an Awardee on this MAC supporting the U.S. Navy and additional Government customers,”  stated Rob Ruck, President & COO of M International, Inc. “This award recognizes our employees for their hard work and dedication to providing the very best in engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul services every day, and we look forward to supporting the U.S. Navy to ensure their enhanced Fleet readiness.”

About MINT Turbines

MINT Turbines has over 40 years of unmatched service excellence supporting the Honeywell T53 and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A & PT6T families of gas turbine engines. MINT’s services include maintenance, repairs, exchanges, overhauls, testing and field troubleshooting support unequaled in the industry. Their level of excellence was achieved by directing all efforts and resources towards efficient, high-quality production and outstanding customer service. MINT is proud of their quality achievements as one of the few Service Centers in North America to achieve both ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110C certifications. Additional services include support for the Pratt & Whitney PT6A and PT6T Fuel Controls, Power Turbine Governors and related components.

About M International

Since 1979, M International has been a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, they hold several worldwide distribution agreements including T53 & T55 spare parts.  In addition to MINT Turbines, M International is also the parent company of Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Columbia, Canada); Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) and Southwest Fuel Systems (Stroud, Oklahoma).

For additional information please contact Chuck Hurdleston

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net  Phone: +1 (610) 268-6200, X3201 (O) or +1 (610) 909-6846 (M)

COMFRC Public Release 2020-307. Distribution Statement A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

 

MINT TURBINES RECEIVES U.S. NAVY KRACEN CONTRACT AWARD2020-06-01T17:09:56+00:00

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES RECEIVES U.S. NAVY KRACEn CONTRACT AWARD

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. April 22, 2020. M International, Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.

Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) awarded a 10-year, $6.1 billion, enterprise contract vehicle to 42 small business industry partners on April 14, enabling U.S. Navy, government customers and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support quicker.

The Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines—commonly called KRACEn—is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) MAC that will provide maintenance services and support for single satellite sites, small aircraft quantities, personnel to augment government maintenance teams and overhaul capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems. This is COMFRC’s first, multi-billion contract award.

The MAC’s scope of work, which is set aside for small-businesses, includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines and augmentation labor supplement for maintenance both ashore and afloat.

“As one of 42 small business industry partners, Keystone Turbine Services will help enable COMFRC to effectively use the KRACEn enterprise contract vehicle allowing the Navy meet its sustainment needs expeditiously while delivering improved outcomes,” COMFRC Executive Director Roy Harris said. “KRACEn is a crucial addition to our traditional organic capabilities, providing us with the means to tap into the expertise of small business industry partners.”

The nature of the work covered by KRACEn—simple platform, organizational-level Contractor Logistic Services (CLS) requirements involving few aircraft, elemental or off-aircraft tasks—is well-suited for small businesses, according to COMFRC Acquisition Group, CLS Division Lead Chris Giggey. The CLS Division, formally known as the Fast Acquisition Solutions to Enable Readiness (FASTER) team, was charted by Commander, Naval Air Systems Command in 2018 to improve acquisition speed and quality of services by developing expertise in CLS contracting.

“I’m proud to recognize Keystone Turbine Services as an Awardee on this MAC supporting the U.S. Navy and additional Government customers, ensuring enhanced Fleet readiness,” stated Rob Ruck, President & COO of M International, Inc. “This award recognizes Keystone’s hard work, commitment to excellence and the continuous drive to excel shown by all of our employees. Our customers know they’ll receive the very best in quality and service from Keystone – every time.”

About Keystone Turbine Services

With over 42 years of continuous service and experience, KTS is one of Rolls-Royce’s largest certificated Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) supporting all variants of the M250 Series engine, modules, accessories and components. In addition, KTS is an FAA and EASA certificated Part 145 Repair Station and certificated Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station (AWARS) for Maintenance, Overhaul, Repair and Testing of Rolls-Royce M250 and Pratt & Whitney PT6A and PT6T Fuel Controls, Power Turbine Governors and related components.

About M International

Since 1979, M International has been a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, they hold several worldwide distribution agreements including T53 & T55 spare parts.  In addition to KTS, M International is also the parent company of Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Columbia, Canada); MINT Turbines (Stroud, Oklahoma) and Southwest Fuel Systems (Stroud, Oklahoma).

For additional information please contact Chuck Hurdleston, M International’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net  Phone: +1 (610) 268-6200, X3201 (O) or +1 (610) 909-6846 (M)

COMFRC Public Release 2020-307. Distribution Statement A – Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES RECEIVES U.S. NAVY KRACEn CONTRACT AWARD2020-06-01T17:07:06+00:00

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES RECEIVES ROLLS-ROYCE FIRST NETWORK AWARD

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. January 29, 2020 –  M International, a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”), specialists in providing global support for all Rolls-Royce M250 series gas turbine engine maintenance, overhaul and support services (MRO), received the prestigious Trusted to Deliver Excellence Award on January 27 during the annual Rolls-Royce FIRST network™ Recognition event held as part of the 2020 Heli-Expo annual Convention in Anaheim, California. This awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized service centers who’ve provided world-class support of M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide. This year, the program featured only four awards and only one winner per award for the following categories –  “Best in Class,” “FIRST Class Service,” “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” and “Outstanding Partnerships.”

“We are proud to recognize Keystone Turbine Services as this year’s ‘Trusted to Deliver Excellence’ award winner,” said Scott Cunningham, Rolls-Royce Director – Helicopter Services. “Their longstanding commitment to excellence gives M250 customers the peace of mind to know that they will receive quality service every time.”

“Amongst all members of the FIRST network, I’m proud Keystone was chosen as the winner of the Trusted to Deliver Excellence Award,” stated John Fraser, General Manager. “This award recognizes the hard work, commitment to excellence and continual drive to excel from all our employees who provide excellence every day – this award is for them!”

According to Rolls-Royce award criteria, the Trusted to Deliver Excellence award represents a facility identified for consistently delivering on promises, a facility that is trusted to perform in accordance with “promises made, promises kept,” continually going out of their way to ensure their performance matches their commitments while being counted on to deliver quality product.”

About Keystone Turbine Services

With over 42 years of experience, KTS is Rolls-Royce’s second largest certificated Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) supporting all variants of the M250 Series engine, modules, accessories and components. In addition, KTS is an FAA and EASA certificated Part 145 Repair Station and a certificated Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station (AWARS) for Overhaul, Repair and Testing of Rolls-Royce M250 and Pratt & Whitney PT6A and PT6T Fuel Controls, Power Turbine Governors and related accessories.

About M International

Since 1979, M International has been a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, they hold several OEM distribution and representation agreements including Honeywell’s Official T53 & T55 World Wide Spare Parts Distributor.  In addition to KTS, M International is also the parent company of Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Columbia, Canada); MINT Turbines (Stroud Oklahoma) and Southwest Fuel Systems (Tucson, Arizona).

About the Rolls-Royce FIRST network

The Rolls-Royce FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) network is the authorized global support network for operators of the M250 series of small gas turbine engine, providing affordable, reliable support solutions. The FIRST network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers around the world. With its competitive structure, operators will find affordable and reliable services anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 engines and related components. Aviall Inc. (a Boeing company) is also a key part of the FIRST network as the authorized global distributor for all Rolls-Royce M250 new engines, parts, modules and tooling.

For additional information please contact Chuck Hurdleston, M International’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net  Phone: +1 (610) 268-6200, X3201 (O) or +1 (610) 909-6846 (M)

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES RECEIVES ROLLS-ROYCE FIRST NETWORK AWARD2020-06-01T17:11:08+00:00

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES ANNOUNCES SOUTHWEST FUELS RECEIVES ROLLS-ROYCE M250 BRANCH APPROVAL

COATESVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA. January 24, 2020 –  Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS”), a certified Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) for all M250™ series gas turbine engines and related components, is pleased to announce the approval of its subsidiary Southwest Fuels (“SWF”) as the newest authorized Rolls-Royce Branch facility for M250-C40B and M250-C47B/M series of hydromechanical units (HMUs).

“Via their new Authorized Service Center Agreement with Triumph Engine Controls, SWF now carries the unique Rolls-Royce branding profile within the M250 FIRST Network™, further enhancing the level of service and support offering’s our facilities are providing all customers” said Rob Ruck, President and COO of M International, Inc. “SWF is now fully certified to provide comprehensive in-house MRO services, to include field service support, for HMU customers worldwide.”

“As a Rolls-Royce certified Branch of Keystone, SWF provides the expertise and experience to support customer HMU requirements, backed by the trusted name of Keystone” stated John Fraser, General Manager at KTS. “The team at SWF has combined over 75-years of fuel component experience supporting various Triumph branded accessories; it was only logical to bring their unique skillsets into the M250 HMU program as we continue to expand our overall support network.” The models supported are shown on the chart below:

ROLLS-ROYCE

ENGINE MODEL

AIRFRAME

APPLICATION

C40B Bell 430
C47B Bell 407/GX/GXP
C47B/8 Bell 407GXi
C47M MD600

 

About Keystone Turbine Services

With over 44 years of experience, KTS is Rolls-Royce’s second largest certificated Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) supporting all variants of the M250 Series engine, modules, accessories and components. In addition, KTS is an FAA and EASA certificated Part 145 Repair Station and a certificated Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station (AWARS) for Overhaul, Repair and Testing of Rolls-Royce M250 and Pratt & Whitney PT6A and PT6T Fuel Controls, Power Turbine Governors and related accessories.

About Southwest Fuel Systems: Located in Stroud, Oklahoma (USA), SWF will celebrate 12 years as a Triumph Authorized Maintenance Center for T53 FCUs and PTGs. Through its factory trained technicians (with more than 75 years of combined experience), SWF is also recognized as a Honeywell Authorized Service Center “provider-of-choice” for T53 and now Rolls-Royce M250 series HMU components worldwide. In addition to being recognized as an authorized Hammonds Fuel Additive distributor, SWF additional capabilities include full MRO services for a wide variety P&WC PT6A & PT6T and Rolls-Royce M250 Fuel Components to better support their customers accessory overhaul requirements.

About M International

Since 1979, M International has been a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, they hold several OEM distribution and representation agreements including T53 & T55 Worldwide Spare Parts.  In addition to KTS, M International is also the parent company of Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Columbia, Canada); MINT Turbines (Stroud, Oklahoma) and Southwest Fuel Systems (Stroud, Oklahoma).

About the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network

The Rolls-Royce FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) Network is the authorized global support network for operators of the M250 series of small gas turbine engine, providing affordable, reliable support solutions. The FIRST Network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers around the world. With its competitive structure, operators will find affordable and reliable services anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 engines and related components. Aviall Inc. (a Boeing company) is also a key part of the FIRST Network as the authorized global distributor for all Rolls-Royce M250 new engines, parts, modules and tooling.

For additional information please contact Chuck Hurdleston, M International’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net  Phone: +1 (610) 268-6200, X3201 (O) or +1 (610) 909-6846 (M)

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES ANNOUNCES SOUTHWEST FUELS RECEIVES ROLLS-ROYCE M250 BRANCH APPROVAL2020-06-01T17:12:33+00:00

MINT Turbines Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

McLean, Virginia – January 22, 2020. M International is pleased to announce its flagship MRO facility MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma) today launched their redesigned website at “www.mintturbines.com.” This updated website features new visual and technical enhancements including streamlining the interface for ease of access to vital technical and contact information, and most of all – an enhanced website design. This new design makes information more accessible for users with an additional emphasis on cross-linking between other sites within the M International portfolio of companies.

David Norton, General Manager added “After many months of dedication and hard work, we’re incredibly excited and proud to announce the launch of our new website. We’ve taken our existing website and made numerous refinements to incorporate design enhancements, usability improvements, site speed improvements plus many more features to make your browsing experience more enjoyable and informative.”

Goals for the new website included faster access to company contacts; a Request-A-Quote feature and customer feedback tool; updated website directory; capability information for P&WC PT6A and PT6T and Honeywell T53 gas turbine engines; units for sale and company overviews.

About MINT Turbines

MINT Turbines, with over 40 years of unmatched service excellence, supports the Honeywell T53 and P&WC PT6A & PT6T gas turbine engine maintenance performing repairs, exchanges, overhauls, testing and field service support unequaled in the industry. This level of excellence was achieved by directing all efforts and resources toward efficient, high-quality production and outstanding customer service. We’re proud of our quality achievements as one of the few Service Centers in North America to achieve both ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110B certifications.

About M International

Since 1979, M International is a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia (USA), they hold several OEM distribution and representation agreements. In addition to MINT Turbines, they are also the parent organization to Keystone Turbine Services (Coatesville, Pennsylvania), Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Colombia, Canada) and Southwest Fuels, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma).

For additional information please contact Chuck Hurdleston

M International’s Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Email: churdleston@mintex.net or Mobile Phone: +1 (610) 909-6846

MINT Turbines Announces Launch of Redesigned Website2020-06-01T17:10:53+00:00