MRO provider StandardAero last week opened its newest helicopter maintenance facility in Vancouver, Canada, that will support what it calls a “dense helicopter industry in the Pacific Northwest and global community alike.” The new facility is part of StandardAero’s move to establish dedicated centers of excellence and to consolidate helicopter support operations across its footprint.
“Just over a year ago, we set out on a mission to improve our operations in a manner that would allow us to better leverage the expertise of our skilled workforce and streamline our processes to achieve higher levels of efficiency and customer service,” said StandardAero v-p and general manager for helicopter programs Claus Eisenschmid. “The opening of our new StandardAero Vancouver facility is a major milestone in completing that mission.”
At 24,000 sq ft, the new facility will house helicopter maintenance work that was previously performed at other StandardAero facilities including machining, cleaning, painting, non-destructive testing for engines such as the GE T700/CT7 and Rolls-Royce M250, as well as Airbus Helicopters dynamic components. Transport Canada has validated the facility’s activities.