StandardAero’s Fleetlands, UK facility has been granted European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification by the UK Civil Aviation Authority a year after StandardAero announced its agreement with Honeywell, which will see it serve as the only authorised TFE731 heavy engine maintenance facility located in the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI) region.
The EASA approval follows Honeywell’s certification of the Fleetlands’ test cell earlier in March 2019, and together, both certifications, which come following several months of test cell modifications at the Fleetlands’ site, culminate in the successful testing of TFE731-5BR and TFE731-60 model engines. Test data from these engines was also tested and correlated within a Honeywell production test cell in Phoenix, Arizona, US.
Alongside the EASA certification process, the Fleetlands facility also received successful auditing for: personnel training and training procedures; review of site engine, inspection and test tooling; review of company procedures and shop practices; operational and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) certified test cell; approved technical data and update procedures; engineering documentation to support processes; and final release technicians and procedures.
“This was the final step in fully industrialising our TFE731 overhaul capabilities, including CZI, MPI and core repairs at Fleetlands,” said President of StandardAero Business Aviation Marc Drobny. “We are now serving the full needs of EMEAI TFE731 operators locally in that region, with the same quality, speed, service and value that we provide from our maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) shops located in the US.”
StandardAero is now approved for full testing TFE731-2/-3/-4/-5/-20/-40/-60 engine series models at Fleetlands, and in addition to engine MRO services, StandardAero is authorised to perform line level maintenance on Honeywell 36-series APUs at the Fleetlands facility and the company is continuing with expanding Mobile Service Teams in EMEAI to provide on-site service to the approximately 600 business aviation operators in the region.