StandardAero said Monday it will reopen the 225,000-square-foot engine shop at its Springfield, Ill., service center (SPI) in the third quarter of 2010. The shop will be capable of providing major periodic inspections (MPI) for TFE731 engines. The capabilities of the shop will be reassessed periodically with a possibility of adding other engine types and services based on customers’ needs, the company said. The company will maintain a Mobile Service Team (MST) in Little Rock, Ark. to service the needs of its customers in the region.
“Based on the feedback we have received from our customers, we determined that re-establishing this capability in Springfield is important to meeting their needs and providing a full complement of capabilities in this one facility … truly a ‘one stop shop’ experience,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Business Aviation, StandardAero.