GENEVA – May 21, 2019 – StandardAero’s world-class engine MRO facility in Gonesse, France, has recently celebrated the delivery of its 1,500th Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop engine. The Gonesse facility, which is located mid-way between Le Bourget and Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, is a Pratt & Whitney Canada Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for both the PT6A and the larger PW100 turboprop engine.
Gonesse has over 40 years’ maintenance, repair and overhaul experience on the PT6A, having processed its first engine in 1975, and also supports the PT6A operator community with mobile repair team (MRT) services. Today, the facility has approvals for nine models of the PT6A family, including the widely used PT6A-41/-42 models, plus the PT6A-64 which powers the Daher TBM 700.
The Gonesse facility was recently re-selected by Daher as the PT6A engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider for TBM very fast turboprop aircraft based in Europe, StandardAero having originally been selected by Daher in 2016. This agreement includes engine support for the fleet of TBM 700 aircraft operated by the French Ministry of Defense and managed by Daher under a Full Operational Support agreement.
“The team of MRO specialists at StandardAero Gonesse is proud to reach this milestone 1,500th engine, reflecting our long-standing support of PT6A operators across Europe and beyond,” said Laurent Cluzel, General Manager of StandardAero’s Gonesse facility. “We have an extensive heritage of supporting the PT6A and PW100 turboprops at Gonesse, serving military, governmental and civilian operators, and look forward to extending our PT6A capabilities with the introduction of a dedicated service center later this year.”
StandardAero supports the global PT6A operator community from four Designated Overhaul Facilities located in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, backed up by a global network of seven service centers and over twenty dedicated mobile repair technicians. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides operators with a nose-to-tail suite of services, including repair schemes, re-engining STCs, engine exchanges, rentals and Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) analysis.
StandardAero (booth N90) will be exhibiting at the 2019 EBACE (European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition) event taking place May 21-23 at the Palexpo convention center in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, go to www.standardaero.com.
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 www.standardaero.com.