By Wings Staff
StandardAero highlighted two recent MRO milestone achievements during NBAA 2019. This includes reaching its 10,000th Falcon airframe service event since the year 2000, with this work currently underway in Illinois on a recently acquired Falcon 7X.
StandardAero will also be modifying the 7X for LPV, Synthetic Vision, Honeywell Jetwave Satcom, and a Collins Venue Cabin Management System. Additionally, an interior bulkhead modification will be completed that will add one more legal seat location usable for takeoff, taxi and landing.
“This project is a perfect example of StandardAero’s nose-to-tail service offerings,” said Marc Drobny, president of StandardAero Business Aviation. “There are many advantages to a maintenance facility that can offer complete, comprehensive services for engine, airframe, avionics, interiors and paint.”
StandardAero also recently completed the 400th overhaul of a Honeywell HTF7000 series engine, for which it is the first and only OEM-authorized independent MRO that is licensed to perform heavy maintenance. The company has performed major and minor events on all operational models of the HTF7000, servicing customers operating the following aircraft and associated engine models: Bombardier Challenger 300 and 350 (HTF7000 and HTF7350); Embraer Legacy 450 and 500; and Praetor 500 and 600 (HTF7500); and Gulfstream 280 (HTF7250).
“Most of the events so far have been completed in our Augusta, Georgia, shop but many have also taken place remotely – both in North America and in Europe – either at customer locations or during AOGs,” said Drobny. “We are committed to expanding our capabilities and reducing turn-around-time to better serve Honeywell’s HTF7000 operators worldwide.”
Most recently, the company expanded its test cell capability in Augusta, to also include the HTF7500 engine model that powers Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600 aircraft. Prior to adding this capability, StandardAero explains HTF7500 engines were shipped to Honeywell to perform required test cell runs. The new capability allows the Augusta facility to complete all work on this engine in-house.
StandardAero also states that it owns the industry’s largest HTF7000 series engine rental bank, including recently adding HTF7500 rental engines to the bank. All HTF7500 rental engines are available for operators and engine removal and replacement can be performed on-site by StandardAero’s Mobile Services Teams or at the company’s Augusta facility.
“Since HTF7000 series engines are designed for on-condition maintenance, increased rental engine availability coupled with our robust field service capability can be critical to minimizing risk and disruption to flight schedules due to unexpected engine repairs that are identified during scheduled borescope inspections,” said Drobny.