StandardAero continues to target auxiliary power unit (APU) repair services for 2018 by announcing an exclusive five-year contract with Air Wisconsin Airlines. The contract will entail MRO services for Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ APUs on the regional airline’s fleet of 65 Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.
Operating nearly 350 departures per day to 26 states and three Canadian provinces, Air Wisconsin flies as code share with both American Airlines and United Airlines. The airline’s ongoing partnership with StandardAero dates back to 2003, when the MRO began working on Air Wisconsin’s CF34 engines.
This announcement comes on the heels of news earlier this week that StandardAero will provide auxiliary power unit (APU) repair services for PSA Airlines’ fleet of Bombardier CRJ 700/900 and CRJ200 aircraft. The services for both APU repair contracts will take place at StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee facility.
Peter Turner, president StandardAero Airlines and Fleets, told MRO-Network.com earlier this week that the MRO’s goals include continuing the strong growth seen in 2017 and expanding APU MRO services. StandardAero has secured more than $100 million in APU commitments over the last year and expects additional growth this year from worldwide operators. The company says it anticipates announcing additional, multi-year APU MRO contracts with North American and European airlines in the near future.