StandardAero now offers CFM International CFM56-7B turbofan engine test services from its DFW Center of Excellence at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. StandardAero recently completed test cell correlation for the popular CFM56-7B powerplant at its state-of-the-art, six-cell DFW test complex.
Introduction of the new capability enables StandardAero’s DFW team to undertake pass-off testing for workscopes undertaken at its 220,000-square-foot DFW-based CFM56-7B service center, which opened earlier this year. The correlated test capability also allows Boeing 737NG operators and other CFM56-7B asset owners to ensure the performance of their powerplant following line maintenance or long-term storage, or to perform exploratory engine runs to investigate potential issues.
StandardAero holds CFM International General Support License Agreement (GSLA) approval for the CFM56-7B, and the DFW Center facility added the engine to the operations specifications for its FAA Part 145 Repair Station at the beginning of 2023, with the first of four dedicated gantries introduced shortly thereafter. CFM56-7B capabilities offered at the location include "quick turn" services such as borescope inspections, boroblend repairs, engine module changes and QEC/LRU removal/installation, along with fan, top case, bottom case, hot section and LPT repairs.
“The introduction of StandardAero’s DFW-based CFM56-7B service center has generated overwhelming interest from customers far and wide, and we are proud to deliver on our promise of adding test capabilities at the location,” said Jay Aiken, Vice President of Turbofan Sales, Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “We have exciting growth plans for our DFW-based CFM56 activities, and look forward to meeting the needs of the CFM56 operator and owner community for decades to come.”
StandardAero currently provides a full range of MRO capabilities for the CFM56-7B from its CFM- and GE Aerospace-approved facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, which first commenced support of the engine as a GE Designated Fulfillment Center (DFC) in 2009. The company also provides an extensive range of additional services for the CFM56 family, including component repair and overhaul capabilities through StandardAero Component Services (SACS); engine, module and used serviceable material (USM) asset management support through PTS Aviation; and engine health monitoring (EHM) data analysis services.