StandardAero's Fleetlands, UK-based engine MRO facility has increased capacity by 50 per cent to support its TFE731 engine line MRO services. As a result, the company can fully process engine overhauls and has recently completed a pair of TFE731 Major Periodic Inspections (MPI) within established US shop turnaround time for a European customer. In addition, and since the beginning of this year, it has also added capabilities such as technicians, tooling, workstations and hardware, while adopting global best practices developed over nearly 40 years of servicing TFE731 engines at its US based facilities.
StandardAero is also continuing to invest in to 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.
On top of these investments, StandardAero has added new customer offices to provide operators with convenient work spaces on site and near the engine shop. Additionally, a new mobile services centre 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 America facilities.
“Operators are pleased with the quality service and in-region TFE capability provided at our Fleetlands UK facility,” says StandardAero Business Aviation president Marc Drobny. “We are now working with our US 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 authorisation in the EMEAI region in December 2017, StandardAero selected Fleetlands as its location in February 2018 and completed its first overhaul there the following May. 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.