StandardAero’s engine MRO facility in Gonesse, France has had its designated overhaul facility (DOF) licenses renewed by Pratt & Whitney Canada for the PW100 and PT6A turboprop engine families.
The location has been associated for more than three decades with the PW100, as its predecessor owner SECA was the first independent shop appointed to service the engine in 1986. The facility holds approvals for 23 models of the engine, including the PW127M, which powers the latest ATR 72-600 turboprop. It also has extensive authorizations for the PT6A, such as the widely used PT6A-41/42 and the PT6A-64 that powers the Daher TBM 700. The facility will soon deliver its 1,500th completed PT6A.
Located midway between Le Bourget and Charles de Gaulle airports in Paris, the StandardAero shop also had its authorization renewed by Daher as the engine MRO provider for Europe-based TBMs.
Over the past several years, the MRO has optimized workflow through lean manufacturing processes, yielding improved turnaround times and quality of delivered work. This year, the location, which is home to a newly expanded mobile repair team (MRT), plans to offer additional services through the introduction of dedicated onsite service center capabilities.
“We are pleased to further expand the range of cost-effective service offerings offered to PW100 and PT6A operators across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa,” said Laurent Cluzel, the location’s general manager. “StandardAero’s decision to make the Gonesse facility the focal point for its European PW100/PT6A MRT team highlights the strong service focus of our workforce here, while the recent addition of several new hires reflects the high level of demand we are seeing from the marketplace.”