Following an expansion of its commercial turboprop engine MRO Center of Excellence in Canada, StandardAero announced the facility inducted more than 1,000 Pratt & Whitney PW100, PT6A, and JT15D turbine engines in 2019. Over the past two years, StandardAero has expanded the Summerside facility to more than 226,000 sq ft of leased space and added 500 employees to its workforce.
“This record total of 1,000 engine inductions during 2019 is a testament to the dedication and customer focus of our Summerside team, which has stepped up to meet every challenge asked of it this year,” said StandardAero Summerside v-p and general manager Jeff Poirier. “The team has justified the recent additional investment made by StandardAero into the site.”
Its longstanding regional airline customer, Air Creebec, had the milestone 1,000th engine, a P&W PW121, to be inducted at Summerside. That engine model powers the airline’s fleet of de Havilland Canada Dash 8 turboprops.