Tempe, Ariz. – June 10, 2013 – StandardAero Business Aviation has been certified as an authorized testing facility for the Honeywell TFE731-50 engine. The new testing capability is being offered at StandardAero’s Houston, Texas (IAH) facility. StandardAero conducted its first TFE731-50 engine test in April.
“The TFE731-50 engine fleet is coming up on its first scheduled, major periodic inspections (MPIs); although the manufacturer does not require a test cell run after performing an MPI, it has been StandardAero’s policy to run our MPIs through our test cells,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “This capability and extra test effort provides our customers with the highest level of confidence that the flight department will make their schedule with their compressed time and utilization demands.”
“We made a significant investment by adding this capability,” said Eric Thompson, Product Director – Engines, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “This investment demonstrates our long- term commitment to serving our customers’ TFE engine needs.”
The TFE731-50 is the most recent engine certified by Honeywell. StandardAero is the only facility, other than the OEM, who has TFE731-50 test capability. The TFE731-50 powers the Hawker 900XP aircraft and there are over 350 engines currently in service.
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, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
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