StandardAero’s Gonesse, France, facility renews PW100 and PT6A DOF licenses

StandardAero’s engine MRO facility in Gonesse, France, is enjoying a strong start to 2019, with new capabilities and additional hires. The Gonesse facility, which is located mid-way between Le Bourget and Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, last month renewed its Pratt & Whitney Canada Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) licenses for the PW100 and PT6A turboprop engine families, continuing its long association with these popular powerplants.  The facility has a 33-year association supporting the PW100 engine, its predecessor company SECA having been the first independent PW100 shop to be appointed in 1986.

Gonesse has approvals for 23 members of the PW100 family, including the PW127M variant powering the latest generation of ATR -600 turboprops, plus the PW127G engine which powers the Airbus C295 transport aircraft.  Gonesse also has extensive approvals for the PT6A family, including, including the widely used PT6A-41/-42 models plus the Daher TBM 700’s PT6A-64 powerplant, and will shortly be delivering its 1,500th PT6A engine.

In addition to renewing its PT6A DOF license, the Gonesse facility has also been re-selected by Daher as the PT6A engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider for TBM very fast turboprop aircraft based in Europe.  StandardAero was originally selected by Daher in 2016, this agreement including engine support for the fleet of TBM 700 aircraft operated by the French Ministry of Defense and managed by Daher under a Full Operational Support agreement.

For 2019, the Gonesse facility plans to offer additional capabilities to its customers throughout the EMEA region with the introduction of a dedicated on-site service center capability and an expanded Mobile Repair Technician (MRT) team of field support reps.

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