StandardAero Component Services expands repair capabilities
StandardAero has completed a major wave of investment and expansion for its aerospace component repair capabilities at the company’s facilities located in Winnipeg and Cincinnati, Ohio.
The company’s Winnipeg facility has opened a state-of-the-art plating cell with chrome, nickel, cadmium, silver, tin and copper capabilities. This expands on other extensive component repair capabilities including platinum aluminide coatings, fluoride ion cleaning, cold metal transfer and laser welding, cladding and drilling. The facility is also actively industrializing time sensitive book repairs as well as co-developing new OEM approved repairs to lower operators’ maintenance costs.
Meanwhile, StandardAero’s Cincinnati facility has committed to growing employment and multi-million dollar investments in new equipment, including cold spray technologies, and facility expansion.
Recently, at the 2016 MRO Americas conference and exhibition held in Dallas, Texas, StandardAero received the “Top Shop” award from OneAero MRO as the industry’s leading Engine Component Repair Shop. This is the second year in a row that StandardAero has received this honour and all winners of the Top Shop Awards are nominated and ultimately selected by their peers in the aviation industry. OneAero MRO tabulates all the nominations to create a “short list” of finalists. The finalists are then selected by a panel of 20 airlines and suppliers from around the world, based on superior customer support, excellent turnaround times and competitive repair pricing.
“We work hard every day, on every order, to earn our customers’ business. Winning the Top Shop award again is a great honour but it would not have been possible without our customers’ support. In addition, we are investing further to improve our turn time and lower our customers’ repair costs,” said Rick Stine, President of StandardAero Components, Helicopters & Accessories.