StandardAero Component Services has announced investment and expansion at three of the company’s U.S. sites during 2018 and will increase shop capacity by a total of 260,000 square feet (24,155 square meters), with expansion of facilities in Cincinnati & Hillsboro, Ohio, and Miami, Florida locations. The company says it will spend more than $16 million in construction and capital equipment.
The Cincinnati location expansion will include the build-out of an additional 200,000 sq. ft. (18,580 sq. m.) of work space to accommodate component repair growth on new platforms, military and commercial engine component repair, as well as larger components. Miami will add 30,000 sq. ft. (2,787 sq. m.) of working space and capital improvements including the installation of a state-of-the-art clean line, an additional vacuum furnace as well as water jet cleaning capabilities. As a result, the facility will be able to repair large engine cases. Hillsboro will be completing a 30,000 sq. ft. (2,787 sq. m.) expansion to support new OEM manufacturing production, bringing the facility’s total manufacturing footprint to 115,000 sq. ft. (10,684 sq. m.) of space.
“These expanded capabilities also include dedicated processes for the repair, overhaul and manufacturing of various component types to support our customers’ engine needs,” says Rick Stine, president of StandardAero Components, Helicopters & Accessories.