StandardAero To Set Up CFM56-7B Hospital Shop In Dallas

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U.S.-headquartered MRO StandardAero has announced plans to establish an engine hospital shop later this at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport servicing the CFM56-7B. 

StandardAero says the move leverages its acquisition of Dallas-based Global Engine Services (GES) in July last year and it will now look to fast track further CFM56-7B capabilities. As part of the deal, it took on a 220,000 sq.ft engine MRO facility along with a six-cell engine test center in the city.

After establishing the hospital shop, StandardAero plans to introduce test capability for the CFM56-7B in Dallas by the first half of 2023.

The new offering expands on the company’s existing CFM56-7B capabilities in Winnipeg, Canada. The GE-approved facility provides full MRO services for engine which powers Boeing 737NG aircraft.

“Our new DFW-based 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,” says Lewis Prebble, president of airlines and fleets for StandardAero.  

In addition to the GES acquisition last year, StandardAero further bolstered its CFM56 offerings by acquiring PTS Aviation, a Miramar, Florida-based supplier of engines, modules and used serviceable materials for CFM56-3, -5 and -7B engines.

To date, StandardAero says it has completed more than 700 shop visits on the CFM56 engine family since introducing the service in 2009.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.