Following StandardAero’s recent signature of a long-term CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) to support the CFM International LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd Barker to the newly created position of senior vice president LEAP Program Industrialization, as well as executive site leader for StandardAero’s San Antonio, site.
Barker joined StandardAero in 2018 as the company’s Senior Vice President of Engineering & Quality.
StandardAero has also established a dedicated Program Management Office (PMO) to lead its LEAP stand-up activities, with Ron Gillette appointed to lead the PMO for site transformation in San Antonio. The PMO will drive the formal New Product Introduction (NPI) process through which StandardAero will establish the new LEAP-1A/1B maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) line at its 810,000 sq. ft. facility in San Antonio, with the goal of inducting its first Quick Turn (QT) engines in early 2024, followed by full Performance Restoration Shop Visits (PRSVs) in early 2025.
In addition, StandardAero’s Components & Accessories (C&A) division has appointed Tim Mathis as vice president of C&A Technical Operations and LEAP Industrialization. Mathis will stand up and lead the division’s Repair Development Center of Excellence (RDCoE), and will support component and accessories repairs and requirements relating to the introduction of the LEAP line in San Antonio.