StandardAero's engine MRO facility in Gonesse, France has recently celebrated the delivery of its 1,500th Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop engine. The Gonesse facility, which is located mid-way between Le Bourget and Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, is a Pratt & Whitney Canada designated overhaul facility (DOF) for both the PT6A and the larger PW100 turboprop engine.
Gonesse has over 40 years' maintenance, repair and overhaul experience on the PT6A, having processed its first engine in 1975, and also supports the PT6A operator community with mobile repair team (MRT) services. Today, the facility has approvals for nine models of the PT6A family, including the widely used PT6A-41/-42 models, plus the PT6A-64 which powers the Daher TBM 700.
The facility was recently re-selected by Daher as the PT6A engine MRO services provider for TBM very fast turboprop aircraft based in Europe, StandardAero having originally been selected by Daher in 2016. This agreement includes engine support for the fleet of TBM 700 aircraft operated by the French Ministry of Defence and managed by Daher under a full operational support agreement.
“The team of MRO specialists at StandardAero Gonesse is proud to reach this milestone 1,500th engine, reflecting our long-standing support of PT6A operators across Europe and beyond,” says general manager Laurent Cluzel. “We have an extensive heritage of supporting the PT6A and PW100 turboprops at Gonesse serving military, governmental and civilian operators, and look forward to extending our PT6A capabilities with the introduction of a dedicated service centre later this year.”
StandardAero supports the global PT6A operator community from four designated overhaul facilities located in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, backed up by a global network of seven service centres and over twenty dedicated mobile repair technicians. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides operators with a nose-to-tail suite of services that includes repair schemes, re-engining STCs, engine exchanges, rentals and engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) analysis.