StandardAero Reopens Springfield TFE731 MPI Shop
StandardAero is now offering TFE731 heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul out of its 265,000-sq-ft production and support facility in Springfield. “We’re driving our business aviation unit back to our customer’s needs. We’d taken our eye off that mark and in the 12 months since last year’s NBAA we’ve done everything we said we would do,” Scott Taylor, senior v-p of business aviation, told AIN. “Customer feedback indicated there was a strong desire for us to re-establish an engine shop in Springfield to support their needs; we listened to what they were telling us.” Taylor said the shop will initially be capable of providing major periodic inspections (MPIs) for TFE731s but shop capabilities will be reassessed periodically for the possible addition of other engine types and services. Taylor said in the past year the company has upgraded customer offices at all its sites and also invested $500,000 in the Springfield facility by moving the TFE731 MPI shop back and improving the facilities’ appearance by painting hangars and floors.