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

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