StandardAero now certified to test the TFE731-50 engine

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce June 13, 2013 21:13

StandardAero has received Honeywell certification to test the TFE731-50 engine, used to power the Hawker 900XP business jet.

The new testing capability is being offered at StandardAero’s Houston, Texas facility.

“The TFE731-50 engine fleet is coming up on its first scheduled, major periodic inspections (MPIs); although the manufacturer does not require a test cell run after performing an MPI, it has been StandardAero’s policy to run our MPIs through our test cells,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Business Aviation, StandardAero.

Taylor added: “This capability and extra test effort provides our customers with the highest level of confidence that the flight department will make their schedule with their compressed time and utilization demands.”

“We made a significant investment by adding this capability,” said Eric Thompson, product director – Engines, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “This investment demonstrates our long- term commitment to serving our customers’ TFE engine needs.”

The TFE731-50 is the most recent engine certified by Honeywell. StandardAero is the only facility, other than the OEM, who has TFE731-50 test capability.

Terry Spruce
By Terry Spruce June 13, 2013 21:13

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