StandardAero’s Fleetlands facility has been granted European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The EASA approval follows Honeywell’s certification of the Fleetlands’ test cell earlier this month. It also comes one year after StandardAero announced its agreement with Honeywell to serve as the only authorized TFE731 heavy engine maintenance facility located in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI).
“This was the final step in fully industrializing our TFE731 overhaul capabilities, including CZI, MPI and core repairs at Fleetlands,” said Marc Drobny, president of StandardAero business aviation. “We are now serving the full needs of EMEAI TFE731 operators locally in that region, with the same quality, speed, service and value that we provide from our MRO shops located in the US.”
Both certifications are a result of several months of test cell modifications at Fleetlands, including successful testing of TFE731-5BR and TFE731-60 model engines where test data from was also tested and correlated within a Honeywell production test cell located in Phoenix, Arizona.
StandardAero is now approved for full testing of TFE731-2/-3/-4/-5/-20/-40/-60 engine series models at Fleetlands. In addition to engine MRO services, StandardAero is authorized to perform line level maintenance on Honeywell 36-series APUs at the Fleetlands facility.
Feature image – Honeywell Aerospace – TFE731 engine