StandardAero Completes 400th Overhaul; Continues Expansion of HTF7000 Series Engine Investments

LAS VEGAS  – October 21, 2019 –  StandardAero, the industry’s first and only OEM-authorized independent MRO that is licensed to perform heavy maintenance on the HTF7000 series engine, continues to invest in expanding its world-class MRO services.

StandardAero has performed more HTF7000 major events than company in the industry, recently completed its 400th major HTF7000 maintenance event.  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 & 350 (HTF7000 & HTF7350)
  • Embraer Legacy 450 and 500 and Praetor 500 and 600 (HTF7500)
  • 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 Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero Business Aviation.  “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, 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, improving turn-around-time for our customers.

StandardAero also 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 for customers by StandardAero’s geographically dispersed Mobile Services Teams or at the company’s Augusta facility, where HTF7000 series engines are routinely overhauled.  

“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,” explained Drobny.

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StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications.  StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments:  Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.  For more information, go to