StandardAero has secured European Aviation Safety Agency approval for its facility in Fleetlands, UK. The nod follows Honeywell signoff of the Fleetlands facility’s test cells earlier this month. Honeywell had reached an agreement with StandardAero last year for the Fleetlands shop to serve as an authorized TFE731 heavy-engine maintenance provider for the region encompassing Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India (EMEAI).
The certification followed successful testing of TFE731-5BR and TFE731-60 engines. Data produced from the test was correlated within a Honeywell production test cell in Phoenix, Arizona. Meanwhile, the EASA approval entailed audits of personnel and training procedures; engine, inspection, and test tooling; company procedures; the test cell; approved technical data and update procedures; and engineering documentation.
“This was the final step in fully industrializing our TFE731 overhaul capabilities, including CZI, MPI, and core repairs at Fleetlands,” said StandardAero Business Aviation president Marc Drobny. “We are now serving the full needs of EMEAI TFE731 operators locally in that region, with the same quality, speed, service, and value that we provide from our MRO shops located in the U.S.”
The Fleetlands facility is approved to provide support for TFE731-2/-3/-4/-5/-20/-40/-60 engine series models. StandardAero further is authorized to perform line level maintenance on Honeywell 36-series APUs at the facility.