Western Skyways has taken off on a new venture — turbine engine maintenance and repair. The company bought the assets of ASL Turbine LLC (ASL), formerly of Rome, Ga., acquiring its entire inventory for the new shop. ASL tooled-up its own full-service turbine engine shop just three years ago, making the acquisition for Western Skyways essentially a “new shop,” according to David Leis, vice president of sales. The new turbine engine shop will specialize in PT6A and JT15D engines.
Perhaps most significant in the purchase of ASL assets, said Leis, was the move of its senior vice president, Thomas Barry, a 22-year turbine engine maintenance veteran.
The menu of services includes basic hot section inspections of a PT6 engine in 24 hours, based on required repairs and customer requirements, and 48 hours for the JT15. For sudden stoppage and lightning strikes, operators can expect engine services to be complete in three to five days, based on customer requirements, required repairs, and parts availability. Standard services include engine changes, rigging, hot section inspections and repair, accessory gear box repairs, MIO (metal in oil), JT15 fan repair, engine vibration analysis, fan balancing and repair and borescope inspection.
Western Skyways will continue the Fuel Nozzle Exchange Kit program started by Barry at ASL. Western Skyways can inspect and clean nozzles or provide a Fuel Nozzle Exchange Kit, which is shipped within 24 hours.
The new shop will be located next to Western Skyway’s existing piston engine shop at Montrose Regional Airport in Colorado.
For more information: 800-575-9929.