H+S Aviation Brings Industry Veteran Jim Payton Onboard to Grow CTS800 Programme

Jul 23, 2020, 07:12 AM by Kalyn Kvapil
Payton to serve as the Global Strategic Account Executive for the newly acquired CTS800 engine product line

PORTSMOUTH, UK – H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services (GES) company, announces the appointment of industry veteran Jim Payton to serve as the Global Strategic Account Executive for the company’s newly acquired CTS800 engine product line. H+S announced in April that it had been appointed the sole maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the CTS800 engine by Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC).  Jim will partner with the integration team in order to launch the CTS800 programme to operators in the fourth quarter of 2020.  

Photo-Jim PaytonJim brings over 35 years of aviation experience, primarily with Rolls-Royce, to the role. Jim has extensive experience on the CTS800 engine family, having led key international campaigns on behalf of LHTEC, a joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Honeywell.

“As the only OEM-authorised, independent MRO service centre for the CTS800, we want our customer’s experience with us to be seamless from the start,” Mark Stubbs, GES chief commercial officer said. “Jim’s wealth of experience in the rotorcraft sector and with LHTEC’s CTS800 engine programme is critical to understanding customer expectations.”

LHTEC is providing both tooling and training to the H+S team to bring operations online at the Portsmouth, UK facility. Stubbs said the organisation is proud to have Jim onboard to guide how they deliver support to CTS800 operators in the coming months.

“I’m delighted to join the H+S Aviation team to assist with the transition activities for the CTS800 engine MRO,” Payton said. “H+S Aviation is uniquely qualified to provide global engine support for the CTS800 operators from its UK facility and the company is renowned in the industry for their exceptional customer support, workmanship, and team spirit. I am proud to be associated with this first-class organisation!”

For more information about H+S Aviation’s CTS800 programme, contact Jim Payton or visit H+S Aviation’s website.


About Signature Aviation’s Global Engine Services

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive deliver OEM-authorised turbine engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and support to the aviation industry backed by more than 80 years of experience. The companies have established a Global Engine Services (GES) network providing comprehensive services for engines powering 80% of the world’s business and general aviation (B&GA) aircraft and the majority of the turbine-powered rotorcraft fleet.

The GES network includes engine MRO centres in Portsmouth, UK and Dallas, TX, as well as 10 regional turbine centres around the world. Additionally, the companies’ F1RST SUPPORT field service organisation provides rapid response and high capability on-site repair and inspection services. The Global Engine Services network also includes two companies, International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company (BTEC), that specialise in turbine engine and parts sales, as well as an accessory repair and overhaul company, International Governor Services (IGS). For more information, please visit,,, or


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