The results are now in from the annual Aviation International News (AIN) user survey on engine product support and Honeywell has emerged as the leader in the “Authorized Service Center” category for their HTF7000 engine.
The monthly business aviation trade publication asked respondents to rate the quality of service they received during the previous 12 months on the factors of cost estimates versus actual time, on-time performance, scheduling ease and service experience.
The report notes that Honeywell continues to expand its regional support of the popular HTF7000 turbofan as the number of aircraft powered by this engine grows. The 1,400 HTF7000-series engines now in service have logged 2.6 million hours and achieved 99.9-percent dispatch reliability.
To keep the engines in top condition, Honeywell relies on top-rated service centers like StandardAero, one of the world's largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications.
StandardAero has been authorized by Honeywell as an HTF7000 Heavy, Major and Minor maintenance provider for repair and overhaul services. StandardAero’s facility in Augusta, Ga., will offer Heavy overhaul, beginning next March for HTF7000s on the Challenger 300/350, Legacy 450/500, G280 and the future Citation Longitude. StandardAero’s support of the HTF7000 extends internationally to Europe, the Middle East and Africa with minor repair capabilities.
StandardAero is the only OEM-authorized HTF7000 heavy maintenance MRO in the world with more than 40 HTF7000 qualified inspectors and technicians on staff, covering five locations globally. StandardAero also recently announced that the company has more tooling than anyone in the industry, investing more than $5 million in both overhaul and hot section equipment.
As the AIN survey observes, the HTF7000 was designed to achieve lower operating costs than previous generations of engines by the adoption of on-condition maintenance with no hard intervals.
“On-condition engines like the HTF7000 are the future for business aviation,” said Marc McGowan, President of StandardAero Business Aviation.
For more information on the HTF7000, contact Honeywell by filling out the form below or visit StandardAero at Booth 2296 during the 2016 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA), November 1-3 in Orlando, Fla.