Tuesday, August 13, 2013
StandardAero Expands Turboprop Test Capabilities
StandardAero has expanded its turboprop engine test capabilities with the implementation of a new test cell, component repair capability, and tooling for operators of the Beechcraft, T-6 Texan II, Pilatus, PC-21 military trainers and the Embraer, EMB 314 Super Tucano.
More than $2.5 million and 5,000 engineering hours were spent in developing the new service capability. The new test cell is fully equipped and presently inducting engines and will support StandardAero’s full turboprop engine overhaul capability. The test cell, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was certified in July.
“StandardAero has been a long-time service provider of turboprop engines with maintenance repair and overhaul capabilities on a significant number of OEM engine models,” said Alain Berube, Vice President & General Manager, Turboprops and Fleets, StandardAero. “This new service line addition not only provides T-6, PC-21, and EMB 314 operators the access to StandardAero’s high quality services; it extends our footprint in the global aviation and military trainer markets, further underscoring our significance as a leader in turboprop MRO.”