StandardAero Announces Major Milestones at NBAA-BACE

Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero Business Aviation, discusses key milestones. Dan Pimentel

Major milestones were announced Monday by StandardAero Business Aviation at the National Business Aviation Association's 2019 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. The company is currently completing its 10,000th Falcon airframe service event since 2000, on a recently acquired Falcon 7X. In addition, StandardAero also just completed its 400th major HTF7000 maintenance event.

“Most of the HTF7000 events so far have been completed in our Augusta, Georgia, shop but many have also taken place remotely, either at customer locations or during AOGs,” said Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero Business Aviation. “We are committed to expanding our capabilities and reducing turn-around-time to better serve Honeywell’s HTF7000 operators worldwide.”

Also at NBAA-BACE, StandardAero announced the opening of the company’s first European-based business aviation parts warehouse in Amsterdam to support operators and strengthen the company’s parts support in the region. The warehouse operations will stock current parts that support Honeywell TFE731, HTF7000, and CFE738 engines and Honeywell APU parts, with future expansions to include parts to support Lear, Challenger, Global, Gulfstream, Hawker, Falcon and Cessna Citation airframes.

A new MRO Project Management service app called myStandardAero was also announced as a major enhancement to the company’s myStandardAero portal. The app provides a mobile platform for customers to remotely access and manage MRO events at StandardAero facilities in Georgia, Texas and Illinois. Customers will be able to review and approve squawks, communicate directly with specific StandardAero project managers and review work orders from anywhere they can access the internet.

Robust global growth for StandardAero continues to drive hiring of technicians, Drobny said. In 2020, the company has plans to hire 100 technicians for their U.S. business aviation division, and 400 to 500 technicians worldwide. “We are really excited about our outreach programs, which now extend all the way down to the elementary school level, through middle and high schools to the university level. This is how we win the battle on hiring,” Drobny said.

Visit StandardAero at Booth C8331 at the Las Vegas Convention Center during NBAA-BACE 2019.

Dan Pimentel is an instrument-rated private pilot and former airplane owner who has been flying since 1996. As an aviation journalist and photographer, he has covered all aspects of the general and business aviation communities for a long list of major aviation magazines, newspapers and websites. He has never met a flying machine that he didn’t like, and has written about his love of aviation for years on his Airplanista blog. For 10 years until 2019, he hosted the popular ‘Oshbash’ social media meetup events at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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