In response to “strong demand,” StandardAero (Booth N90) has continued to grow its business aviation MRO capability at its Fleetlands base in the UK, mainly by providing MRO support for Honeywell TFE731 jet engines. The move has increased its capacity there by 50 percent over the past year.
According to StandardAero Business Aviation president Mark Drobney, “We are now working with our U.S. shops to adopt our Fastlane processes and are on a path to offering the same turn-times for TFE731 engine events at Fleetlands.”
StandardAero was awarded a contract by Honeywell to become the only TFE731 heavy maintenance authorized service provider in the EMEAI region in December 2017, then selected Fleetlands as the location in February 2018 before completing the first overhaul there in May 2018. In February, the Fleetlands facility achieved EASA certification, as well as Honeywell approval, for its test cell.
The U.S. MRO company said it recently completed a major periodic inspection of a pair of TFE731s in Fleetlands while the base has been adding technicians, tools, workstations, and other hardware since the beginning of the year. StandardAero has been overhauling TFE731 engines at its U.S. facilities for almost 40 years.
StandardAero is also investing further in its PW300 support capabilities at Fleetlands by adding additional capacity for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305, PW307, and PW308, including rental engines “that have been procured to support operators who may not have OEM rental coverage.” The company has also added a new customer service office and mobile services center.