StandardAero is to open a CFM56-7B hospital shop in Dallas Fort Worth by the end of 2022, with engine test capability to follow there in the first half of 2023.
The company said these new capabilities would leverage the Global Engine Services (GES) business acquired by StandardAero last July, specifically the 220,000sq ft engine MRO facility and six-cell engine test center located at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.
StandardAero said the facility would enable it to fast-track the introduction of its CFM56-7B engine test capabilities in support of the global CFM56-7B customer base.
“With over 11,000 CFM56-7B engines in service, StandardAero is proud to demonstrate its commitment to supporting operators worldwide through these latest investments,” said StandardAero’s president of airlines and fleets Lewis Prebble.
“Our new hospital shop and test capabilities will enable us to provide operators and owners with convenient, timely support, complimenting the existing range of highly competitive service offerings provided from our Winnipeg facility.”
Since launching its CFM56-7B programme in 2009, StandardAero has undertaken over 700 shop visits, and the company said it would continue to invest.