StandardAero’s Fleetlands, U.K., engine MRO facility has increased capacity by 50% to support its TFE731 engine line MRO services.
The company can now fully process engine overhauls and has recently completed a pair of TFE731 Major Periodic Inspection (MPI) within established U.S. shop turnaround time for a European customer. The company has also added capabilities including technicians, tooling, workstations and hardware, while adopting its global best practices developed over nearly 40 years of servicing TFE731 engines at its U.S. based facilities.
StandardAero is also continuing to invest into 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.
StandardAero has also added new customer offices to provide operators with convenient work spaces on site 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.
“Operators are pleased with the quality service and in-region TFE capability provided at our Fleetlands UK facility,” said Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero Business Aviation. “We are now working with our U.S. shops to adopt our FASTLANETM 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 2017, StandardAero selected Fleetlands as its location in February 2018 and completed its first overhaul there in May 2018. In February this year, the company achieved EASA certification and also received test cell certification from Honeywell.
StandardAero has completed more TFE731 scheduled maintenance events than any service provider in the world and surpassed its 20,000th event late last year.