Aircraft owners have lots of options when considering maintenance plans for their engines, APUs, airframes and other parts. Maintenance plans are offered by manufacturers and third-party organizations, each of which offers different levels of coverage. We’ll be writing a series of blogs on what each plan offers, starting with Honeywell, Pratt & Whitney, and Rolls-Royce.
Honeywell Maintenance Service Plan (MSP)
Honeywell’s Maintenance Service Plan (MSP) covers Honeywell engines and APUs. Honeywell also offer a more comprehensive program called MSP Gold.
For routine inspections, basic MSP covers on-condition maintenance, CAMP engine trend monitoring, S.O.A.P. kit and analysis and routine inspection parts. Gold covers all of those things, plus routine inspection labor.
For MPI/CZI/HSI, basic MSP covers inspection labor, consumable parts, component repair labor, other required parts, rental engine during CZI and life limited parts. Gold covers all of that, plus engine removal, reinstallation, access time and transportation.
For unscheduled maintenance, basic MSP covers troubleshooting labor allowance, consumable parts, other required parts, component repair labor, rental engines, exchange engines/modules/line replaceable units (LRU) and FOD gap coverage. In addition, Gold covers engine and LRU removal, reinstallation and access time, logistical support for road trips (engine AOG only) and transportation of unserviceable engines or LRUs.
Both basic MSP and MSP Gold cover category 1, 2 and 3 service bulletins and reduce the cost of engine conversions and upgrades. Honeywell is also currently offering APU MSP at no additional cost for five years if your engines are on MSP or MSP Gold.
Pratt & Whitney Eagle Service Plan (ESP)
Pratt & Whitney’s Eagle Service Plan (ESP) covers engine maintenance, and has four levels of coverage: Silver Lite, Silver, Gold Lite, and Gold.
All four options cover overhaul/refurbishment (scheduled or basic), engine repair (basic unscheduled), hot section inspection (scheduled or basic), required service bulletins, engine shop labor, troubleshooting labor, engine parts (Lite options exclude life limited parts), engine accessories supplied by Pratt & Whitney, engine rental/lease and engine condition trend monitoring analysis.
The only difference between the “Lite” options and their counterparts is that they do not cover life limited parts, while Silver and Gold do. Gold and Gold Lite also cover line removal/installation/access labor for core engines, rental engines and accessories, freight for engines, engine parts and accessories, and offer a mobile repair team for unscheduled AOG, while Silver and Silver Lite do not.
As of July 2017, Pratt & Whitney is enrolling new PT6A engines onto ESP Gold Lite programs for the first 400 hours or two years from delivery at no charge.
CorporateCare is what Rolls-Royce has dubbed their engine maintenance program, offering one simple option for owners of Rolls-Royce engines to budget for maintenance.
Rolls-Royce CorporateCare covers all regular scheduled shop visit costs, including labor and materials, unscheduled shop visit costs for non-FOD events, loaner engines during scheduled or unscheduled shop visits, removal and reinstallation labor for operator and loaner engines, inclusion of all airworthiness directives, inclusion of all recommended service bulletins, annual training course at Rolls-Royce US facility for one individual, annual technical publications revision service, engine trend monitoring service, spare parts, worldwide recovery of engine suffering an unscheduled event (excluding FOD), LRU repair/exchange service including R&R labor and schedules borescope inspection labor.
Rolls-Royce’s BR725 engines get some special treatment with CorporateCare, which covers line maintenance labor for A and C checks and alternative lift for BR725 engines only.