StandardAero Adds Business Aviation Engine MRO Capacity and Capabilities at Fleetlands, U.K. Facility
In direct response to strong regional customer demands, StandardAero’s Fleetlands, U.K., engine MRO facility increases capacity by 50% to support its TFE731 engine line MRO services.
The company added capabilities at the beginning of this year, including technicians, tooling, workstations and hardware, while continuing its global best-practices developed over nearly 40 years of servicing TFE731 engines at its U.S.-based facilities. It recently completed a pair of TFE731 major periodic inspections (MPI) within established U.S. shop turnaround-time for a European customer.
StandardAero continues to invest in PW300-series capabilities at Fleetlands by adding additional capacity for PW305, PW307 and PW308 engine-model MRO services, including rental engines that have been procured to support operators who may not have OEM rental coverage. It has additionally added new customer offices to provide operators with convenient workspaces onsite and near the engine shop. Additionally, a new mobile services center has been created at the Fleetlands site, as a base for launching mobile support teams across the region.
The facility provides an additional benefit to EMEAI operators as it saves the time and costs associated with shipping engines to North American facilities.
“Operators are pleased with the quality service and in-region TFE capability provided at our Fleetlands UK facility,” says Marc Drobny, president of StandardAero Business Aviation. “We are now working with our U.S. shops to adopt our FASTLANE™ processes and are on a path to offer the same world-class turn times for TFE731 engine events at Fleetlands.”
Since being awarded the only Honeywell TFE731 heavy-maintenance authorization in the EMEAI region in December of 2017, StandardAero selected Fleetlands as its location in February of 2018 and completed its first overhaul there in May of 2018. In February of this year, StandardAero achieved EASA certification and also received test cell certification from Honeywell.
“We are fully ready to provide our EMEA operators with bigger, better, bolder capabilities and invite operators to bring it on for services at Fleetlands,” Drobny adds.
StandardAero has completed more TFE731 scheduled-maintenance events than any service provider in the world and surpassed its 20,000th event late last year.
StandardAero (Booth N90) will be exhibiting at the 2019 EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) event taking place May 21-23 at the Palexpo Convention Center in Geneva, Switzerland.
For more information, visti www.standardaero.com.