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SR Technics signed contract with Safran Test Cells for re-activation of its second Test Cell for the GTF, LEAP and CFM56 engines

C Adrien Daste Safran

SR Technics, a world leading MRO service provider, awarded and contracted Safran Test Cells, a division of Safran Aero Boosters, for extending its test capabilities and capacities in Zurich (Switzerland) by reactivating its second test cell. Under the terms of this agreement, Safran Test Cells will provide the aerodynamic and acoustics construction design for the test cell to enable local contractors to renew the facility for engine testing. Further, Safran Test Cells will design, produce and install specific equipment such as aero-acoustic elements and all required systems to enable testing of the new engine types PW1100G-JM, LEAP-1A/-1B as well as legacy engines CFM56-5B / -7B.

Taggled by an international composed project team, the design & planning phase of the re-activation is in full progress. Starting November, a partial tear down of the actual building will be performed and in February 2023 the construction rebuilt will be launched.

SR Technics and Safran Test Cells are promoting sustainable solutions by pursuing the incorporation of innovative technology such as an energy recovery installation and an electrostatic particulate matter filter to reduce the environmental impact.

Recently SR Technics became member of the global Pratt & Whitney MRO network to maintain the new turbofan engine PW1100G-JM. Further, SR Technics will start to offer within the next weeks repair services for LEAP-1B within its Quick Turn Line Services, having already received the EASA/FAA approval for its targeted activities.

The company substantially invests in the facilities at the Zurich-Airport site to accommodate the extended maintenance work. SR Technics will enhance its overall competitiveness by securing and expanding its high skilled workforce in Switzerland by more than 400 additional jobs over the coming six years to meet the new capability and related demand.

Jean-Marc Lenz, Chief Executive Officer at SR Technics states: “With Safran Test Cells we have a very experienced partner on board who supports our major cornerstone in our company development to extend our capabilities by providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for the GTF and LEAP engines at our facilities in Zurich.”

Jérôme Morhet, Test Cells Senior Vice President at Safran Aero Boosters : “We are very pleased to have been chosen by SR Technics, a world-renowned player, for this very promising, high-performance and environmental friendly MRO test facilities. Our Safran Test Cells teams will have the opportunity to implement the best of our state-of-the-art technologies, including our latest DACS software, Test Nacelle Equipment as well as our innovative green products”.

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