Feb 7, 2023
StandardAero has achieved a number of milestones associated with the introduction of a service center for the CFM International CFM56-7B turbofan engine at its DFW Center of Excellence at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. StandardAero’s CFM56-7B service center will significantly expand the engine support options available at DFW to operators of the Boeing 737 Next Generation family of aircraft.
The DFW facility has now added the CFM56-7B to the operations specifications for its FAA Part 145 Repair Station, thereby enabling StandardAero’s skilled team of professionals to provide powerplant support services to Boeing 737NG operators. StandardAero is already authorized by CFM International to provide a full range of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the CFM56-7B from its facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, and our experienced DFW-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 center within the 220,000 sq. ft. engine DFW facility, facilitating the provision of a range of service offerings which will be made available over the coming months, including borescope inspections, boroblend repairs, engine module changes, QEC/LRU removal/installation and other ‘quick turn’ shop visits. The company will also be adding additional service capabilities in the near future, including fan, top case, bottom case, hot section and LPT repairs.
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Later this year, StandardAero will be introducing dedicated CFM56-7B test capabilities at the DFW facility’s six-cell engine test center, with CFM56-5B capability to follow. This milestone, which is expected to be achieved in early summer, will enable StandardAero 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 Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “The introduction of our new DFW-based service center 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.”
StandardAero currently provides a full range of MRO capabilities for the CFM56-7B from its CFM- and GE Aerospace-approved facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada, which first commenced support of the engine as a GE Designated Fulfillment Center (DFC) in 2009. The company also provides an extensive range of additional services for the CFM56 family, including component repair and overhaul capabilities through StandardAero Component Services (SACS); engine, module and used serviceable material (USM) asset management support through PTS Aviation; and engine health monitoring (EHM) data analysis services.
StandardAero will be showcasing its capabilities at AeroEngines Americas 2023, taking place February 7 – 9 at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX.