Leveraging more than 20 years of lean transformation and redesign experience, StandardAero’s Enterprise Services group has led the redesign of the company’s Los Angeles facility engine shop. The $3 million investment is designed to update and improve the existing TFE731, TPE331 and CFE738 engine shops, enhancing overall operations and performance. The redesigned engine shop is organized into four cells: a TPE331 cell, a TFE731 speed line cell, a TFE731 and CFE738 heavy maintenance cell and a supply cell.
According to the company, focusing on process, ownership and job roles in the new shop will reduce average turnaround time for all three product lines by about 20 percent and yield shorter estimating and invoicing processes. Customers can also expect to benefit from the company’s philosophy of repairing parts instead of replacing them whenever possible, passing the cost savings onto the customer.