TurbineAero has announced two new auxiliary power unit (APU) support agreements with both military and commercial aviation customers in North America and Asia-Pacfic.
The first is with Boeing for its C-17 Globemaster military aircraft program, with TurbineAero providing APU and line replaceable unit (LRU) repair and overhaul services for the GTCP331-250G APU.
Under the terms of the agreement, Boeing will receive comprehensive support for AOGs along with engineering and product reliability services globally. Additional services include APU line support training for U.S. Air Force maintainers at its facility in Chandler, Arizona.
Second is a similar repair agreement with low-cost carrier JetStar Pacific Vietnam for TurbineAero to repair the GTCP131-9A APU found on Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Awarded following the company overhauling trial APUs for JetStar Pacific Vietnam in Thailand, Turbine Aero will now oversee APU support on the aircraft type for a period of three years.
TurbineAero’s facilities are divided between North America and Asia-Pacific, with its Thailand center based near Bangkok International Airport.
Both the Boeing and the Jetstar Pacific Vietnam agreements are covered by TurbineAero’s SMaRT-Workscoping maintenance approach, which draws on an analytical and modular-based approach to identify reduced overall costs for the customer.
“We’re trying to bring much more of a strategic approach by working with the maintenance objectives via the repair techniques and the rest of the options we have,” says Rob Higby, TurbineAero’s CEO of the SMaRT-Workscoping approach.