Governor Kevin Stitt joined executives from Stroud-based Mint Turbines today to announce that the company will become a T700 licensed maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for General Electric (GE). Under the agreement, Mint is licensed to perform MRO services on the following engines in support of the restricted category and public use markets: T700-GE-700, -701, -701A, -701C and -701D aircraft gas turbine engine models.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the opportunity afforded Mint Turbines by GE and the state of Oklahoma. This is a classic example of a team effort that will provide benefits to all of the parties involved,” said Richard McConn, President, Mint Turbines.
Mint will focus on T700 engines installed on Sikorsky-manufactured EH-60, HH-60, UH-60, or S-70 helicopters that have a valid Restricted Category Certificate or Public Use Exemption issued by a Civil Aviation Authority. Work will be accomplished in a refurbished hangar at the Stroud Airport.
“Congratulations to Stroud-based Mint Turbines for obtaining a license to perform MRO services on T700 series engines,” Senator James Inhofe, R-OK, said. “Not only will this agreement secure skilled jobs for the Stroud community, it will create future opportunities to grow the work at the Mint company. Even amidst the pandemic, Oklahoma companies like Mint are finding ways to thrive.”
Celebrating 40 years of operations in 2021, Mint Turbines is located in Stroud, Okla., halfway between Oklahoma City and Tulsa. With 40 years of turbine engine overhaul experience, Mint has successfully repaired, overhauled and tested thousands of Pratt & Whitney PT6T series power sections, combining gearboxes, PT6A Turboprop engines, and Honeywell T53 series engines.