SR Technics says it has started implementing MRO services on the CFM International LEAP-1B engine at its facility in Zurich, Switzerland.

    Following an agreement with CFM concluded at the end of 2020, SR Technics is targeting authority certification by the first quarter of 2022.

    The MRO company has more than 2,200 shop visits performed on CFM56 engines, so believes it is in a strong position to establish initial capabilities on the LEAP-1B in less than a year.

    “We are tremendously excited about expanding our engine MRO offerings by adding the LEAP-1B to SR Technics’ engine portfolio, and soon will be extending our support to the customers,” said SR Technics’ vice president new engines Florent Leforestier.

    “This comes as a natural and essentially necessary move forward for SR Technics besides the services we already provide for line maintenance on the Boeing 737 MAX.”

    CFM International president and CEO Gaël Méheust commented: “We certainly appreciate our long-standing relationship with SR Technics and the quality of work they bring to our customers. Adding the LEAP-1B is a natural extension on that association.”