Dallas Airmotive has received authorization from Honeywell Aerospace to supply turbofan engine and APU support services for the Asia-Pacific region. Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide major periodic inspection (MPI) services on TFE731 engines and line authorizations on CFE738 and HTF7000 engines and APUs (36 series, RE100, RE220).
StandardAero continues to focus on strengthening its business aviation capability and commitment. “We’d taken our eye off that mark, but over the past 12 months we’ve done about everything we said we would do to get back on track,” Scott Taylor, senior vice president for business aviation, told AIN.
A new General Electric turboprop engine, derived from the 7,500-shp GE38-1B turboshaft engine, could become available by the middle of the decade. GE has designated the new engine study CPX38, and is basing it on the turboshaft that will power the U.S. Marine Corps’ new heavy-lift helicopter, the Sikorsky CH-53K. This could mean that the CPX38 would be in the 5,000- to 6,000-shp range.
Honeywell-CAE Training Alliance has begun offering maintenance training courses for technicians in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Barry Lindsten, Honeywell's director of customer publications and training solutions, told AIN it is part of an ongoing program to expand global training offerings.
Dassault Falcon’s new factory-owned service center at Sorocaba Airport in São Paulo, Brazil, recently received repair station certification from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo is authorized to perform line maintenance and all multiples of A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcon 10/100s, 50/50EXs, 2000s and 900s, as well as the Falcon 7X fly-by-wire trijet.
Brazilian regulatory authority Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil granted repair station certification to the new Dassault Aircraft Services São Paulo service center at Sorocaba Airport. The certification covers line maintenance and A checks on Brazilian-registered Falcons through the Falcon 7X. Dassault Falcon has applied for U.S.
StandardAero and TAG Aircraft Interiors (Booth No. 651) announced at EBACE a joint venture for completions with interiors designed by the House of Versace. The latter will be responsible for content, design and style, while Standard Aero will manage logistics and technical aspects and act as marketing and sales agent. Actual completions will take place at StandardAero’s Springfield, Illinois facility.
StandardAero’s Los Angeles engine shop has been serving the business aviation community for 62 years. It was started by Cliff Garrett in 1946 as AiResearch Aviation on what was then known as Mine Field, later to become Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The company built a solid reputation for maintenance, including retrofit programs for the Falcon 20, Hawker 125 series and 731 JetStar.
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.
Avmats Spirit, based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS), has been awarded line service center status by Honeywell Aerospace for the CFE738. For more than 10 years Avmats has been an authorized line service center for the TFE731 and GTCP36-series APUs. Avmats sought this authorization to complement its Falcon program and better serve its Falcon 2000 customers.