SR Technics signs contract with Safran Test Cells for re-activation of second test cell for GTF, LEAP and CFM56 engines

©SR Technics has contracted Safran Test Cells, to extend its test capabilities and capacities in Zurich by re-activating its second test cell

MRO service provider SR Technics has awarded and contracted Safran Test Cells, a division of Safran Aero Boosters, to extend its test capabilities and capacities in Zurich (Switzerland) by re-activating its second test cell. Under the terms of this agreement, Safran Test Cells will provide the aerodynamic and acoustics construction design for the test cell to enable local contractors to renew the facility for engine testing. Further, Safran Test Cells will design, produce and install specific equipment such as aero-acoustic elements and all required systems to enable testing of the new PW1100G-JMs, LEAP-1A/-1B engine types as well as legacy CFM56-5B/-7B engines.

Tagged by an international-composed project team, the design and planning phase of the re-activation is in full progress. Starting in November, a partial tear down of the actual building will be performed and in February 2023 the construction rebuilt will be launched. SR Technics and Safran Test Cells are promoting sustainable solutions by pursuing the incorporation of innovative technology such as an energy recovery installation and an electrostatic particulate matter filter to reduce the environmental impact.

Recently, SR Technics became member of the global Pratt & Whitney MRO network to maintain the new PW1100G-JM turbofan engine. Further, within the next weeks SR Technics will start to offer repair services for the LEAP-1B engine within its Quick Turn Line Services, having already received EASA/FAA approval for its targeted activities.

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