Posted on: 26 June 2014 by Mark Howells
Hawker Pacific Aerospace has opened its new ARC (Airframe Related Component) shop in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, thus broadening the landing gear specialist’s portfolio by adding services for thrust reversers.
The facility has already received the first five thrust reverser units from the IAE V2500 engines of launch customer, Spirit Airlines.
Dedicated to ARC services, Hawker Pacific Aerospace’s Fort Lauderdale facility currently serves as the hub of thrust reverser services for Lufthansa Technik’s customers within the Americas. The new shop spreads over 12,000 ft2 and can handle the concurrent servicing of six to eight thrust reversers. It is equipped with all state-of-the-art tooling and equipment necessary to perform customised thrust reverser overhaul workscopes.
Hawker Pacific Aerospace plans to build up capability in California and Florida for further thrust reverser types including CFM56-5B/-7, CF34-10E as well as Trent 1000 and/or GEnx-1B.