StandardAero has been selected by HOP!, the regional arm of Air France, to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) equipping the airline’s fleet of Embraer E170 and E190 regional jets.
Under the exclusive multi-year agreement, StandardAero will provide MRO services for HOP!’s APS 2300 APUs from its Tennessee, TN location, which is an OEM-approved Authorized Repair Facility (ARF) for the APS 2300. This new contract expands StandardAero’s long-standing support of HOP!, the company having previously provided MRO services for several different engine types operated by the French carrier, including the GE Aviation CF34-8.
Commenting on the agreement, Sylvain Fagot, SVP Engineering & Maintenance for HOP!, said: “We are glad to continue our long relationship with StandardAero, which has proven to be a professional and committed service provider to HOP! in the past. We believe that they are able to support us also with high quality maintenance services for our E-Jets APUs.”
“StandardAero is delighted to further extend our long-running relationship with HOP!, and humbled by their continued trust in us,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “The team of APS 2300 service experts at our Maryville facility will ensure that HOP! receives the highest levels of support, contributing to the airline’s reputation for reliable service and safety.”
HOP! is the regional arm of Air France, offering daily flights to a wide range of French and European destinations.
StandardAero was the first independent service provider for the APS 2300 APU, its OEM-trained technicians providing customers with the most comprehensive, experienced and approved service in the industry. As a Pratt & Whitney Canada Authorized Repair Facility, StandardAero offers numerous benefits to APS 2300 operators, including full access to OEM technical support and documentation, full OEM warranty processing, full access to rental bank assets, component repair and LRU capabilities, and coordinated repair development with OEM authorization. In addition to the APS 2300, StandardAero also provides support for several other popular APUs in airline operation, including the GTCP 36-100/150, PW901A/C and RE220.