CD Aviation Services Upgrades TPE331 Test Rig

Honeywell authorized repair center CD Aviation Services (CDAS) has upgraded the TPE331 test cell at its flagship Joplin, Mo., facility.

Among the improvements are a newly installed throttle quadrant and cables, as well as upgraded mounting points for the test cell cables to permit changing from inlet-up to inlet-down engines without any cable modifications.

Each time an engine is repaired, inspected, or overhauled in the shop, it requires extensive testing to ensure that it meets optimum performance before it is reinstalled. Thus the test cell update will minimize turn-around times, according to the company.

Along with the TPE331, the company services Honeywell’s TFE731 turbofan and GTCP36-series APU. In addition to its FAA Part 145 designation, CDAS holds certifications from Transport Canada and EASA. It provides maintenance and 24/7 AOG support through its locations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.