Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide is further expanding the scope of its specialist services with the introduction of storage systems for the Trent 700 and Trent XWB engines at its Singapore facility.
The company said the system was designed to deliver long-term protection for jet engines in storage and creates a moisture-free, regulated and controlled environment around the equipment regardless of local conditions.
“Modern jet engines are built using composite materials and advanced electronics and require specialist handling from experts for both storage and transportation. When stored they require very precise moisture free surroundings. The new JetCells being implemented by B&H feature small industrial air driers within the storage enclosure which are capable of delivering very low levels of relative humidity with a virtually maintenance free operation over long periods of time,” the company noted in a statement.
The Trent 700 and Trent XWB engines are usually used for A330 and A350 XWB jets. In Asia Pacific, Singapore Airlines currently has 52 A350 XWBs in service and three parked, whilst Malaysia Airlines has 24 A330s, including three dedicated freighters.
B&H Worldwide Group CEO, Stuart Allen, commented: “Customers in the aerospace logistics arena are rightly demanding the highest levels of quality and care when it comes to long-term storage of their aircraft engines.
“With the introduction of these JetCells at our Singapore facility we are able to provide another service enhancement specifically tailored to meet their requirements and which will help to keep aircraft engines in pristine condition while they are within our facility in the Free Trade Zone at Changi,” he added.