Tarmac Aerosave supports the MRO ramp-up on Leap engines

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 20, 2018 15:49

Tarmac Aerosave supports the MRO ramp-up on Leap engines

Following a successful partnership signature in June 2017 with Safran Aircraft Engines and its Part 145 approval extension (rating A) on A320neo aircraft, TARMAC Aerosave demonstrates with the delivery of its 7th LEAP-1A powered aircraft its capability in offering customized services and fast industrialization of MRO solutions on the latest commercial platforms.

This agreement with Safran Aircraft Engines is positioning TARMAC Aerosave as the MRO support for the EMEA region, either on site or at the customer base. The scope of services can cover a restrained perimeter (borescope, engine wash, LRU swap) or a complete one (full engine change). The challenges related to the steep ramp-up of the LEAP program are not only centred on production but also on maintenance services.

“TARMAC Aerosave was clearly ahead of competition and demonstrated a strong involvement during the call for tenders’ process,” says David Pineau, MRO Buyer at Safran Aircraft Engines. “We were also interested in their ability to send out their team and tooling kit at the operators’ facilities as well as hosting the aircraft on TARMAC Aerosave’s sites.”

“Safran Aircraft Engines saw in TARMAC Aerosave a swift and responsive company, benefiting from a qualified workforce and the appropriate installations. We were able to back up their engine manufacturer’s expertise with our aircraft MRO capability,” says Pierre Bonnichon, Business Development Manager at TARMAC Aerosave.

Shortly after the contract launch and the first aircraft delivered it appeared to the company that there was a requirement for additional services such as end-of-lease tasks. TARMAC Aerosave has therefore extended its rating B on LEAP engines and also makes the necessary investments to carry out specific tasks in its engine workshop. In parallel the first toolings arrived preparing TARMAC Aerosave’s approval extension on B737Max aircraft.

Philippe Fournadet, President of TARMAC Aerosave, adds: “We have built with Safran Aircraft Engines a strong and faithful relationship enabling us to offer innovative solutions. We are combining our respective area of expertise to find the most suitable options for the operators during maintenance events. And TARMAC Aerosave will keep investing in both infrastructures and manpower to guarantee the necessary quality and the appropriate satisfaction level to LEAP customers.”

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com June 20, 2018 15:49