StandardAero Component Services has announced plans to expand three of its U.S. sites during 2018, which will add both square footage and capacity. The more than $16 million investment will expand StandardAero’s facilities in Miami, Florida and Cincinnati and Hillsboro, Ohio by 260,000 sq. ft. collectively.
“We are making this commitment to grow our capacity to meet the continued demands of our customers—on both legacy platforms and next generation engines—as well as to continue to provide the aerospace industry’s best delivery performance for component repair and manufacturing services,” says Rick Stine, President of StandardAero Components, Helicopters and Accessories. Stine adds that the expanded capabilities will include dedicated processes for MRO of various component types to support customer engine needs.
The largest of the facility expansions will take place at the Cincinnati location, which will be adding 200,000 sq. ft. of work space to accommodate component repair growth on new platforms, larger components, and military and commercial engines. In Hillsboro, 30,000 sq. ft. will be added to support new OEM manufacturing and production. The Miami location will also be adding 30,000 sq. ft. of work space along with a variety of capital improvements, which include a new state-of-the-art clean line, an additional vacuum furnace and water jet cleaning capabilities. StandardAero says the new space and improvements will allow the Miami facility to repair large engine cases.
A spokesperson for StandardAero says the company is actively hiring at all three locations and continues to expand its workforce to meet growing demand for component repair and manufacturing services. StandardAero currently operates 16 primary sites in the U.S. Although the company did not share specific plans for additional expansions, a spokesperson says they are constantly evaluating facilities and capacity to ensure the accommodation of current and future demands, both in the U.S. and globally.