Boeing - Helicopters

StandardAero has established a reputation for world-class maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Boeing Chinook heavy lift helicopter. 

Our Fleetlands, Gosport facility has supported the Royal Air Force's Chinook fleet since 1982, including – since 2006 – via a partnership with Boeing on the 34-Year Through Life Customer Support (TLCS) program.

Service Capabilities

  • Pre-survey to determine workscope
  • Contractor working parties
  • Aircraft deep clean
  • Pre-strip functional inspection
  • Panel and component strip and survey
  • Airframe electrical survey
  • Airframe rectifications and modifications
  • Panel and component repairs
  • Major structural and composite repairs
  • Minor engine repairs and engine dressing
  • Flight test facility with our own dedicated aircrew
  • Work performed in pulse lines

*out of pulse bays also available

Off-Aircraft Facility

  • State-of-the-art composite repair facility, including 2.5m x 4m (8ft x 13ft) autoclave
  • Carbon composite panels
  • Manufacture of aircraft Skins
  • Manufacture of mod kits and piece parts
  • Kevlar seat repairs
  • Safety equipment / harness repair
  • Fabric repair / modification workshop
  • Aluminum heat treatment (salt bath and ovens)
  • Battery charging
  • Rotor blade weighing
  • Full calibration facilities (to national standard)
  • Dedicated off-aircraft facilities for repair of dynamic components including rotor heads, gearboxes, transmissions, swash plates, etc.
  • Undercarriage, pylon, hydraulics and pneumatic systems repair capability
  • Manufacture and repair of pipes, flexi-hydraulics and fuel lines
  • Wheel bay
  • NDT to level 3
  • ERP (enterprise resource planning) system
  • Off-site customer working parties available on all platforms
  • Collection and delivery service (as required)
  • LEAN pulse lines; ensuring efficient turn-times and high quality output
  • Aeronautical apprenticeship training center
  • On-site environmentally controlled helicopter storage available
  • Off-line aircraft bays available (*includes capability to repair Merlin, Puma, Gazelle and other helicopter models)
  • Fire and Crash recovery systems and crews

Machining Facility

  • Electrical discharge machining (EDM)
  • Center lathes, milling machines, surface grinders and pillar drills


  • AS9100 Revision B / OHSAS 18001:1999
  • ISO 1400:2004 / NADCAP

Supplier / OEM Approvals

  • AgustaWestland / UK MoD


Christian Blagborne

Mark Plunkett
+44 7736 339929

John Jongema
Technical Sales

Elvis Moniz
Airframe Business Development