MRO Premier Turbines has invested more than $1 million in a realignment of its Neosho, Mo. Rolls-Royce M250 repair and overhaul area. The goal was to facilitate production efficiency and reduce turn time with improvements touching on all aspects of the program, including test-cell upgrades, additional tooling and shop aids, and a reflow of the production floor layout.
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The EF5 tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., on May 22 packed 200-mph winds and tore a three-quarter-mile-wide, 14-mile-long path of destruction that killed 154 and leveled 8,000 structures. The storm took dead aim at Joplin’s St. John’s Regional Medical Center, rendering the building unusable and forcing a post-storm evacuation of 183 patients. Five others suffocated when back-up power failed and their ventilators shut down.
Neosho, Mo.-based CD Aviation Services has opened a Honeywell authorized service center on Calgary International Airport in Alberta, Canada for the TPE331 and TFE731 as well as for the GTCP 30/36 and RE100/220 APUs.
Neosho, Mo.-based CD Aviation Services (CDAS) has opened an office in Sweden. It will be staffed by Marko Huhtaniska, who will be responsible for sales and service support throughout the EU.
Dallas Airmotive is at Heli-Expo’06 (Booth No. 1687) publicizing the expansion of its Lafayette, La. component repair and exchange capabilities to include support of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT-6A/T, JT15D and PW300/PW500 turbine engines.
Dallas Airmotive’s Lafayette, La. facility has invested in new technology and equipment that will enable it to expand its support to additional rotary-wing engines and also add fixed-wing engine types. The company, known for its component repair capabilities for the Rolls-Royce 250 engine, plans to add PT6A/T, JT15D and PW300/PW500 component repair capabilities during the upcoming year.