Middle River Aircraft Systems is building up its capabilities in customer support, services, spares and MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul), responding to company’s expanded jet engine nacelle programs and its composite materials expertise.
Driving the strategy is MRAS’ role in new nacelle systems that are transitioning into full-scale production and service, particularly for CFM International LEAP-1A turbofan engines that power Airbus A320neo jetliners, and the GE Aviation Passport powerplants on Bombardier’s Global 7000 business jets.
MRAS reworks the composite fan cases for
as part of the performance improvement program (PIP) for engines on 787 jetliners
Additionally, MRAS is applying the company’s specialization in composite technology to maintenance, repair and overhaul opportunities – as demonstrated by its performance improvement package (PIP) work for the GE Aviation parent company’s GEnx-1B engines on Boeing 787s. The GEnx-1B work involves grinding back composite material around the fan case’s interior, followed by its rebuild and delivery to GE Aviation.
With these programs, MRAS is positioning itself to capture the related aftermarket services, building on previous in-house expertise and the ongoing support for certain legacy products. Middle River Aircraft Systems has once again received FAR 145 repair shop certification, with the A320neo thrust reverser’s transcowl now added to this approval.