TurbineAero provides world-class MRO services from four sites in the United States and Thailand. It provides comprehensive maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) solutions, as well as advanced capabilities with components, complicated fabrication, coatings, and line replaceable unit (LRU) assembly, with Designated Engineering Representatives (DERs) on staff. It also offers cost-effective Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) solutions. The firm has serviced over 10,000 APUs and 100,000 LRUs and has a client retention percentage of 98 percent.
Following the Legacy
TurbineAero, formerly Tiernay Manufacturing, was created in 1977 and added repair and overhaul capabilities in 1978. It began revamping environmental control units for US Army Cobra Helicopters. The company’s first APU was a Solar Titian Model T62T-39. Following that, the GTCP85 model was introduced, propelling the company’s expansion in both the commercial and military market segments.
Tiernay Manufacturing was renamed Tiernay Turbines in the 1980s following the creation of Tiernay’s TT10 APU, which was sold to the US military. In 1988, Alco Standard bought the business’s overhaul division and renamed it Triumph Air Repair, which ultimately became part of the Triumph Group in 1993.
TurbineAero Air Repair has been in the aviation maintenance repair and overhaul industry for 45 years and has serviced over 10,000 APUs and 200,000 accessories. TurbineAero’s facility has over 65,000 square feet of production area and is constantly adding new APU product lines and services to better serve our clients.
Exceptional in the Field
The Solar Titian, the first APU, was used by small commuter airlines, corporate customers, and helicopters. Wein Air Alaska became TurbineAero’s first GTCP85 customer in the early 1980s. Following that, the US Navy and Air Force C9 programs were added. This significantly aided the growth of its 85 program. TurbineAero introduced the 331-200ER/250 Series APUs in 1993.
In October of 2000, the company became a Factory Service Center for the GTCP 660 product line, and in October of 2001, it became a Factory Service Center for the TSCP700 product line.
Military and commercial customers received Line Maintenance Training for the 85,331 and 700 APU models from the company. Training was provided on-site at TurbineAero as well as at the customer’s location.
TurbineAero also performed Borescope Inspections and APU Repair on-site. TurbineAero also services the APS 3200, PW901, Honeywell 331-350, 331-500, 131-9B/9A, 331-200/250P, and Military 331-250G.
TurbineAero supports the most APU systems and component model numbers. TurbineAero can maintain, repair, overhaul, lease, and/or broker nearly all commercial, military, and cargo mission aircraft types, as well as airline MROs, APU system and component OEMs, and component specialized partners.
- com Top Shop-Best APU Finalist 2022
- AMT Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Next Generation Award, Aug/Sept issue 2019; two TurbineAero employees were honored
- Won the award 6 times: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.
- Phoenix Business Journal ACE Award, Privately Held Company in Arizona (#25 in 2017; #24 in 2018; #20 in 2019)
- Phoenix Business Journal ACE Award, Fastest-Growing Company in Arizona (#17 in 2017; #26 in 2018; #16 in 2019)
- Insight Success, The 10 Most Innovative Aerospace & Defense Solution Providers; Oct 2017
Wentle Consultants was created in 2016 by Robert Wentlejewski, who previously worked for Honeywell Aerospace and its predecessor firms for 32 years. Manufacturing strategy, operational and lean manufacturing consulting, and leadership mentorship are all services offered by the firm to all manufacturing organizations.
Mr. Wentlejewski was Honeywell’s Vice President of Aftermarket Services for the last seven years of his 32-year career. Bob spearheaded major changes across the firm in this role, leveraging lean manufacturing, six-sigma processes, and continuous improvement methods, resulting in improved critical customer performance indicators. Mr. Wentlejewski is a renowned leader in both lean transformation and Six Sigma problem solving skill sets, having implemented successful aircraft operating systems.
Prior to becoming Global MRO, Mr. Wentlejewski held a number of more responsible integrated supply chain jobs.
Bob began his career in 1984 with Allied-Bendix Corporation in Teterboro, New Jersey, after earning a BS in Environmental Science from Ramapo College NJ. In 1988, after four years at Bendix, he was requested to go to Allied-Signal Garrett Corporation in Phoenix, Arizona, where he has been ever since.
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