StandardAero recently completed its first Honeywell HTF7000 minor level maintenance event, a 4,800 hour inspection on an HTF7350 engine, at its Gosport, UK regional turbine centre (RTC) for a customer in the EMEA region.
"HTF7000 operators in the EMEA region now have a facility option to keep their engine in region for minor level maintenance, in addition to regional mobile service team support, backed by StandardAero's expertise built over 15 years of supporting maintenance and repair of the engine," says Lisa Cooper, RTC and mobile service team programme manager.
StandardAero Business Aviation's teams from Augusta, Georgia, the MST technicians from Rijen, Netherlands and the Gosport team worked together to launch HTF7000 operations at the UK facility.
"I'm confident the UK RTC will raise the standard of HTF7000 engine support for the region's customers now that they are fully capable of performing minor level maintenance on-site," adds Jason Strobel, StandardAero Business Aviation HTF7000 commercial programme director.
The organisation's strategically-located inventory, in-house repair capabilities and factory-trained technicians have enabled the Gosport RTC to better support the region's customers and, ultimately, reduce turn-around-time.
"We are constantly looking for new opportunities to expand our capabilities for product line services in regions where the market demands our support," says Scott Arms, StandardAero Business Aviation vice president of commercial programmes, Honeywell. "This is the latest example of how we're listening to customers and aligning our business to their needs to help improve the experience they have with our organisation."
StandardAero provides heavy maintenance support for the HTF7000 engine series at its Augusta, Georgia centre of excellence. Minor level maintenance services are offered at its Gosport, UK regional turbine centre, while the Belo Horizonte, Brazil RTC provides line maintenance. The company also has mobile service team technicians who support minor and line level maintenance and repair of HTF7000 engines in the field around the world.