Legacy Engine Assurance Program LEAP launched to provide a high-quality alternative for TFE731 and JT15D engine maintenance

November 1, 2016

Aircraft values have been declining for a decade, but the cost of hourly engine maintenance programs has not. LEAP was created to deliver more affordable hourly engine coverage for operators of TFE731 and JT15D-powered aircraft.

The Honeywell TFE731 and Pratt and Whitney JT15D engine platforms power more than 3,000 business jets. Using LEAP’s oversight, the engines can be operated more economically.

“Over the last decade, airframe, engine and engine part values have dropped substantially; however, the traditional engine programs have actually increased in price,” said Sean Lynch, LEAP founder and president. “LEAP takes advantage of the substantial parts and services discounts now available and passes that value directly to our customers.”

LEAP reduces the cost of maintenance for the JT15D-4, JT15D-5, and all variations of the TFE731-2, TFE731-3 and TFE731-5 engines, with more engine platforms being added. There are three programs being offered for engine coverage:

  • Comprehensive Engine Coverage: all scheduled and unscheduled engine maintenance, including life limited parts, LRUs, loaner engines, line maintenance and 24/7 access to LEAP’s AOG assistance.
  • Proportional Coverage: For those starting the program without a full buy-in. As an example, LEAP will cover the next overhaul on a 50 percent basis if the operator has already flown through 50 percent of the time prior to the next overhaul at the time of enrollment. This includes all coverages from the comprehensive program, however, covered at the proportional rate.
  • Catastrophic Failure Coverage: limited to the catastrophic failure of the engine prior to its next scheduled event; this program also includes unscheduled failure of LRUs.

AOG and troubleshooting support are also covered by the program. LEAP has full APU coverage on the GTCP-36-100A, 36-100E and Sundstrand T62T-40C3A/3A1.