StandardAero cuts ribbon in Cincinnati
September 19, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
StandardAero Component Services on September 14 cut the ribbon on a new 206,000-square-foot repair facility in Cincinnati, directly adjacent to its current 236,000-square-foot facility, nearly doubling its component-repair capacity.
Hosting a ceremony to dedicate the new facility, StandardAero CEO, Russell Ford, and Rick Stine, president of StandardAero Components, Helicopters & Accessories, were joined by employees and more than a dozen special guests, including city and state officials and representatives of U.S. Congressional offices.
StandardAero explains the new facility has been converted into a high-tech aerospace component repair shop with new flooring, lighting and HVAC systems. StandardAero is actively moving parts, equipment and people into the building. The facility will accommodate component repair growth on new and legacy platforms, aeroderivative, military and commercial aircraft engine component repair, as well as larger components.
Once fully operational, StandardAero expects to employ 200 to 300 technicians to meet the demands of customers over the next 12 to 18 months. Currently, the company has more than 70 open positions publicly posted for new jobs in Cincinnati.
“As new engine platforms are launched and legacy fleets are still maintained, the entire industry is seeing tremendous growth,” said Stine. “Demand for component repair has increased so we are stepping up to directly support our customers and address the continued and rapid need for more component repair capacity.”
During 2018, StandardAero also increased shop capacity by an additional 60,000 square feet with expansions of its facilities in Hillsboro, Ohio, and Miami, Florida. Overall investment to fund the expansions will exceed $20 million in construction and capital equipment, when complete.
Some of StandardAero’s major process capabilities include cleaning, NDT and inspection; cold spray; thermal spray and coating; plating; welding/brazing and heat treatment; painting, stripping and surface prep; manual and CNC machining; and extensive composite capabilities.