Capabilities

StandardAero Component Services offers a full range of repair and overhaul capabilities using special processes developed and/or implemented at our facilities in Cincinnati, OH and Winnipeg, Canada to solve unique and complex problems. These can range from advanced repair technologies through procedural, compliance and quality assurance processes. Some of our major process capabilities include cleaning, NDT and inspection; thermal spray and coating; plating; welding/brazing and heat treatment; painting, stripping and surface prep; manual and CNC machining; and extensive composite capabilities.

We rely on rigorous quality assurance validated by FAA, EASA, CAAC and industry certifications. Five coordinate-measuring machines are integral to final inspections. Our trained and certified quality inspection personnel are critical to ensuring that all required repairs are determined prior to starting the repair process, as well as verifying that your repaired components are functionally and dimensionally correct. Certification to the appropriate regulatory and customer-specific requirements is a critical final step in our repair process.

Process Capability Highlights

Cleaning, NDT & Inspection

  • Light, heavy and multi-step alkaline cleaning
  • Steam cleaning
  • FPI & MPI
  • Radiographic (X-ray)
  • Ultrasonic
  • Eddy Current (handheld & robotic)
  • Flow testing
  • Coordinate Measuring Machine
  • On-machine inspecting using faro arms
  • Chemical testing
  • Composition analysis
  • Scanning electron and optical microscopy

Composite Repair

  • Composite laminates
  • Cold bonding process (epoxy adhesives, wet lay-up repairs, application of abradable materials, applying coatings)
  • Autoclave (10' long x 6' wide)
  • Climate-controlled bonding and clean rooms

Manual & CNC Machining

  • Lathes, mills, VTLs, HBMs, grinders
  • Die sink EDM/graphite
  • Spark erosion grinding
  • Laser/plasma cutting

Painting, Stripping & Surface Prep

  • Surface protection, lubricants, bonding agents
  • Wet and dry abrasive blasting
  • Glass bead blasting
  • Plastic media
  • Automated and manual shot peening
  • High-pressure water jet stripping

Plating

  • Chrome
  • Sulphamite nickel
  • Electroless nickel
  • Electroless cadmium
  • Copper
  • Tin
  • Silver
  • Cadmium (bright, non-bright)
  • Selective (out of tank process)

Thermal Spray / Coating

  • Powder, Wire and HVOF thermal spraying (four robotic booths)
  • Robotic and manual plasma spray
  • Heat resistant enamel paint
  • AEP diffusion aluminide
  • Conversion coatings (Al and Mg)
  • Dry film lubricant
  • Metallurgical lab
  • Alodine

Welding/Brazing and Heat Treatment

  • GTAW (all materials, including titanium)
  • Dabber welding (knife edge seals)
  • Electron beam welding
  • Spot resistance welding
  • Laser welding & cladding
  • Torch brazing
  • High temperature furnace brazing
  • Inert atmosphere chambers
  • Furnace heat treating (local and full)
  • Induction heating (braze/heat treat)