StandardAero Component Services has just opened the latest of its three U.S. facility expansions planned for this year. The 30,000 sq. ft. expansion of its component repair facility in Miami, Florida will be the largest provider of aerospace and aerospace-derivative combustor overhauls in North America—and the second largest in the world, according to StandardAero.
The new expansion features additional work space and capital improvements including a state-of-the-art clean line, an additional vacuum furnace and water jet cleaning capabilities. In addition to combustor overhauls, the Miami facility focuses on components such as rings, cases, shrouds and honeycomb. According to a StandardAero spokesperson, the facility is a combustor center of excellence for the company and completes over 400 combustor overhauls annually.
“Since becoming a part of the StandardAero family in 2017, we have enjoyed the support and resources that the company has brought to bear on our Miami operations,” says Diego Beltran, vice president and general manager of the Miami facility—formerly known as Jet Aviation Specialists (JAS). JAS was acquired by StandardAero in February 2017 and rolled into the StandardAero Component Services brand along with PAS Technologies in April 2018.
“We are excited for our employees here as well as for our customers as we bring more and new work into our shop to meet the growing demands in the industry,” adds Beltran.
StandardAero’s overall investment in the Miami expansion is over $4 million. To meet added demand, StandardAero estimates that 30 to 50 new jobs will be added at the Miami facility over the next 12 to 14 months.
StandardAero Component Services’ 206,000 sq. ft. expanded facilities in Cincinnati, Ohio opened in September. According to StandardAero, the last of the three planned expansions in Hillsboro, Ohio is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. The overall investment for all three expansions will exceed $20 million once completed.