standardaero cuts ribbon on new 206,000 sq. ft. cincinnati component repair facility
StandardAero Component Services recently cut the ribbon on a new 206,000 sq. ft. repair facility, directly adjacent to its current 236,000 sq. ft. component repair facility in Cincinnati, nearly doubling its capacity to accommodate rapid growth in customer demands during 2018 and beyond.
Hosting a ceremony to dedicate the new facility on September 14, StandardAero CEO, Russell Ford and Rick Stine, President of StandardAero Components, Helicopters & Accessories, were joined by employees and more than a dozen invited guests and dignitaries — including customers, city and state of Ohio officials, including representatives of U.S. Congressional offices, along with local economic development executives.
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 200-300 new technicians to continue to meet the growing demands of customers over the next 12-18 months. Currently, the company has 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. 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,” said Rick Stine.
During 2018, StandardAero also increased shop capacity by an additional 60,000 sq. ft. with expansions of its facilities in Hillsboro, Ohio and Miami locations.
Overall investment to fund the expansions will exceed $20 million in construction and capital equipment, when completed.
“We are continuing to invest to accommodate overall increasing volumes for StandardAero — as well as to continue to provide the aerospace industry’s best delivery performance for component repair and manufacturing services,” Stine added.