Associated Air Center Offers BBJ CFM56 Work

 - December 5, 2012, 3:20 AM

Boeing Business Jet operators now have another option for CFM56-7B engine maintenance, repair and overhaul. Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s large transport-category completions center in Dallas, now offers CFM56-7B service through StandardAero’s engine overhaul facility in Winnipeg, Canada.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer our customers the added service element of engine repair work on their BBJ,” said Chris Schechter, vice president and general manager for Associated Air Center. “This added capability provides our customers with increased convenience by streamlining their service needs under one roof.”

According to Schechter, the cooperation with StandardAero resulted in the development of a CFM56-7B engine work scope, specifically designed for the BBJ, known as the low-utilization turbine engine (Lute) inspection. The inspection process, designed to be conducted in as few as 25 days, is meant to assure the BBJ operator that a lack of shop visits due to low utilization over the engine’s life does not result in engine decline and substandard performance.

Lute inspections are customized for a specific engine using a framework developed by AAC/StandardAero. The inspection involves researching each engine logbook to understand its configuration, then customizing the plan based on the individual operator’s financial situation, risk tolerance, down-time requirements and operating conditions.