Asia-Pacific operators of the high power PT6A engines that use the Woodward fuel control are set to benefit from local support in the region, following our recent Woodward approval as a Licensed Repair Service Facility (LRSF) for the Woodward FCU range across high power PT6A engines.
Our new business line will operate from our Adelaide site in South Australia and complements our existing Honeywell-authorised repair and overhaul services for small and medium power PT6A engine fuel controls and governors.
“The new capability completes our one-stop service offering to PT6A operators around the globe, just like we have for the TPE331 engine. For operators of high power PT6A engines in Asia-Pacific, it will also mean faster, more cost-effective turnaround on FCUs,” TAE Aerospace CEO Andrew Sanderson said.
“The significance of this approval from a customer perspective is the reduction in down time with faster, local turn-around; lower freight costs; and over-the-phone customer support in a similar time zone. Operators can also access our after-sales and AOG support,” he said.
“We currently support hundreds of fixed and rotary wing customers around the world with fuel controls, fuel metering units and governors for a range of engine types,” TAE Aerospace Global Sales Manager Josh Holmes said.
“We can now extend this to Asia-Pacific’s operators of the Beech 1900, Pilatus PC12, King Air 350 or Air Tractor AT-802 aircraft who previously only had limited maintenance venue choices outside of the region and we now look forward to providing this new capability for our customers,” he said.
Through the Woodward and Honeywell approvals, the company’s fuel control and governor services now cover Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A and PT6T, Honeywell TPE331 and LTS101, Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300. Operators or MRO providers can elect to ship to either of our two key locations in Adelaide, South Australia or Kansas City, Missouri.