StandardAero has established a CFM56-7B service centre at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, significantly expanding the engine support options available to 737 Next Generation family operators.
CFM56 dedicated engine test capability is set to follow this summer.
StandardAero is already authorised by CFM International to provide a full range of MRO services for the CFM56-7B from its facility in Winnipeg, Canada. The company’s Dallas-based technicians are cross-training with their established Winnipeg counterparts.
StandardAero has also installed the first of four dedicated gantries to support the CFM56-7B service centre within the 220,000sq ft engine facility, facilitating the provision of a range of service offerings which will be made available over the coming months, according to StandardAero. These include borescope inspections, boroblend repairs, engine module changes, QEC/LRU removal/installation and other ‘quick turn’ shop visits.
The company said it would also add further service capabilities in the near future, including fan, top case, bottom case, hot section and LPT repairs.
Later this year, StandardAero will be introducing dedicated CFM56-7B test capabilities at the facility’s six-cell engine test centre, with CFM56-5B capability to follow. StandardAero will be able to provide operators with performance and pass-off testing services, without the need to send their engines to a dedicated overhaul facility.
“StandardAero is pleased to further extend the broad range of CFM56-7B services that we provide to Boeing 737NG operators around the globe,” said StandardAero’s president of airlines and fleets Lewis Prebble. “The introduction of our new DFW-based service centre and test capabilities will allow operators to undertake quick turn engine events at a convenient location close to one of the world’s busiest airports, thereby enabling them to rapidly get their aircraft back into service.”