StandardAero to Highlight Full Range of Service Options for Aircraft Owners/Operators at 2009 NBAA Convention

As one of the only service providers who can deliver total services from full engine overhaul to avionics to airframe maintenance to completions and STC development, StandardAero brings to customers a “one stop shop” value.

Expanded Engine Services

Already doing more TFE731 heavy maintenance work than anyone else in the world, StandardAero is now doing it faster too. Standard industry turn-around-times for Core Zone Inspections (CZI) are around 28 days. StandardAero is doing them at an average of 14 days and in as little as 12 saving customers’ considerable downtime. During the show, StandardAero is offering exclusive CZI and Major Periodic Inspection (MPI) incentives. These incentives are available only for contracts signed at the show.

Besides TFE731 work, StandardAero also is a volume leader in CF34, AE3007 and PT6 heavy maintenance. Their recent 80,000 square foot expansion in Winnipeg to support CF34 involves both scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repair and overhaul. This MRO work consists of engine disassembly, inspection of the disassembled parts, acquisition and repair of parts, reassembly of the engines and testing of the completed engine assembly.

On the PT6 side, operators have the unique option of either upgrading or overhauling their PT6 engines. StandardAero provides operators with a risk free way to accurately compare apples and oranges. As the only Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Designated Overhaul Facility that can do in-house overhaul and repair as well as provide upgrade capabilities, StandardAero can save operators the time, money and headaches associated with working through multiple companies for multiple estimates. By performing an engine teardown, they can provide the operator with a detailed overhaul estimate that the operator can accurately compare with the cost of upgrading to the newest engine technology. If they choose to upgrade, the initial teardown is free.

An example upgrade is their PT6A-52 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC SA02715CH-D) to remove P&WC PT6A-41 or -42 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200/B200 and replace them with PT6A-52 engines and four-bladed Hartzell propellers.

With PT6A-41 and -42 engines reaching service lives of more than 35 years, and many approaching their third and fourth overhaul, the costs of these engines have gone up dramatically. With the StandardAero engine-upgrade program, customers can get a new PT6A-52 engine for a slightly higher cost than overhauling their aging PT6A-41 or -42 engines, while increasing performance and aircraft value.

Upgrading to the StandardAero PT6A-52 engine program provides Beechcraft King Air 200-series operators with the latest in P&WC engine technology, increased aircraft value and increased performance, allowing for over 300 knots true airspeed in cruise. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or base time-before-overhaul.

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