Winnipeg, Canada — Standard Aero today announced the completion of a USD $1.6 million facility transformation to improve the work flow at its Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine MRO facility in Winnipeg, Canada.
“The transformation will increase the Standard Aero engine overhaul capacity, efficiency and provide faster turn times for our customers,” said Manny Atwal, General Manager of the PT6 Strategic Business Unit. “The new design will also increase the overhauled and serviceable material content used during the engine overhaul process.”
Standard Aero anticipates a 30-percent increase in PT6A engine overhaul capacity without the addition of more floor space or equipment. The project is already producing faster and more accurate estimates.
“The faclity redesign is critical for us at this time as PT6A MRO demand continues to grow, with turboprop aircraft seeing an increase in flying hours,” said Atwal. “As a result we anticipate strong growth in our PT6A service volume.”
The Standard Aero facility and work flow design methodology has been implemented by the company worldwide in more than 200 of its production cells and at multiple factories.
In addition to the aircraft MRO services provided by the company, the transformation and work flow design methodology is also available separately as a service to customers.
Standard Aero’s Enterprise Services business, the company’s operational and management services division, can be contracted for factory and industrial manufacturing redesign.
Standard Aero Enterprise Services currently is contracted to implement the work flow design methodology at several U.S. Department of Defense MRO depots.
As part of Standard Aeros growth and diversity in its PT6A offerings, the company recently announced several Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for engine upgrades on aircraft powered by the PT6A engine. The STC programs focus on transforming the aircraft into a high performance airframe.
Standard Aero and Landmark Aviation, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering companies with $1.3 billion in combined annual revenue, specialize in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. Associated Air Center produces luxury and VIP interiors for transport size aircraft. The companies, part of the DAE Engineering division, form a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – Airports, Capital, Engineering, Manufacturing, Services and University.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.
DAE’s shareholders include EMAAR, ISTITHMAR, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.