Dallas Airmotive expands field support


Dallas Airmotive acquires tooling and inventory from Consolidated Turbine Support for Honeywell HTF7000 engines

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA
Aviation engine repair and overhaul group company, has expanded its field service
support for the Honeywell HTF7000 engine by acquiring the tooling and inventory
from Consolidated Turbine Support of Mesa, Arizona. The tooling and inventory along
with Dallas Airmotive mobile response technicians will be based at Phoenix regional turbine
centre and provide 24 hour, around the clock response.

“Newer engines such as the
HTF7000 are designed for on-condition service,” commented Hugh McElroy,
president of BBA Aviation engine repair and overhaul. “This means routine inspections
and service needs will be handled increasingly on-wing rather than in an MRO facility.
In anticipation of this trend, we have been growing our field service coverage
to keep pace with the increasing presence of engines such as the HTF7000. We
have been in discussions with CTS for some time and by acquiring their tooling
and inventory we are able to provide a jump-start in our support for this

Dallas Airmotive’s Phoenix regional turbine
centre holds a Honeywell minor level service authorisation for the HTF7000. A
minor level authorization enables the holder to perform advanced field support work
such as combustor inspection and replacement, MPI and CZI borescope
inspections, onwing power assurance test runs, and sign-off for on-condition

There are currently more
than 600 HTF7000 engines operating worldwide on Bombardier Challenger 300
business jets and soon will enter service on the Gulfstream G280 and Embraer Legacy
450/550 jets. Approximately 80% of the fleet is registered in either the USA or Europe.

“We now have more than 115
field service technicians positioned around the globe, more than any
independent engine company,” continued McElroy. “We’ll be adding HTF7000 field technicians
in Phoenix
ready for dispatch wherever needed. Since most HTF7000 are US based we think Phoenix will be an ideal dispersal point for
their services.”