StandardAero has recently completed the 10,000th auxiliary power unit (APU) repair out of its facility in Maryville, Tennessee. The facility, which StandardAero says is the world’s leading independent service provider for regional aircraft APU MRO, has seen strong growth in North America and Asia since it began providing APU MRO services nearly 25 years ago.
“This recent milestone helps to cement our overall leadership in servicing the APU regional airline market,” says Randy Mengel, vice president and general manager, StandardAero. Mengel adds that StandardAero is currently processing more than 600 APU repairs annually in its Maryville location, where more than 50,000 sq. ft. of space is devoted to APU and APU LRU business.
The 10,000th APU repair, which was completed and shipped in late December 2018, was on a Honeywell model 36-150RJ APU for a regional aircraft operator. According to a spokesperson for StandardAero, the facility’s primary customer base is commercial airlines and it has the capability to insource 98% of all repairs for the APUs it supports, including OEM book repairs and StandardAero proprietary repairs. The facility provides MRO services for Honeywell GTCP-36-100/150 series and RE220 APUs on regional aircraft, Honeywell RE220 APUs on CRJ 700/900/1000 aircraft and Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 APUs on Embraer E170/190 family aircraft.
In addition to the Maryville facility’s APU capabilities, StandardAero’s facility in Augusta, Georgia has capabilities to support business aviation APUs.
StandardAero told MRO Network in early 2018 that it was targeting expanded APU services with mainline and regional airline customers. In the past year, the company secured APU MRO deals with Mesa Airlines, Air Georgian, S7 Airlines, Air Wisconsin Airlines and PSA Airlines.