StandardAero has announced a commitment to invest US$10-12 million (£8.3-10 million) in leasehold improvements at the company’s Springfield, Illinois business aviation MRO facility. The investments, in partnership with Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport, will be completed in three phases over a two-and-a-half-year period.
The investments and upgrades will be applied to major building improvements and modernisation including hangar door overhaul, interior door replacement, resurfacing of hangar floors, exterior paint, interior paint, HVAC replacements, flat roof replacements, paint facility equipment upgrades, parking area and road resurfacing to name a few.
“We have already started the repair and overhaul process for our hangar doors and we’re proceeding with the other phased improvements,” said Dave Pearman, Vice President & General Manager of StandardAero Springfield. “We are grateful to the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport for its support and once all of the upgrades are completed, we’ll essentially have a ‘like new’ operation.”
Earlier this year, Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport implemented a project install of a 2.88 MW solar project that consists of six solar arrays with over 6,500 panels on 7.5 acres of the airport property. Now in full operation, the arrays generate nearly 4,000,000-kWh annually and is one of the largest solar arrays in the state of Illinois on an airport. StandardAero currently receives 100% of its electrical power from the solar arrays, making it one of the “greenest” facilities in the industry.
StandardAero Springfield supports primarily airframe maintenance for business aviation aircraft including scheduled maintenance, avionics installations, full interior refurbishments and full aircraft paint.
In addition to Springfield, StandardAero operates out of primary business aviation MRO facilities located in Van Nuys, California; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Augusta, Georgia; and in the U.K. The company also has regional service centres located in the U.S, Brazil, U.K., South Africa, and Singapore in addition to Mobile Service Teams around the world to support wherever operators fly.