April 9, 2024

Barnes Aerospace Announces Expanded Aero Engine MRO Facility – East Granby, Connecticut

East Granby MRO

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 9, 2024 — Barnes Aerospace proudly announces the completion of its newly expanded Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in East Granby, Connecticut. The project provides an additional 32,000 square feet of manufacturing space, bringing the facility total to more than 84,000 square feet. The facility specializes in highly complex repairs of cases, frames, diffusers, bearing housings, and major rotating hardware across a vast array of commercial and military engine platforms for the global aerospace industry and the Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) market.

With this growth, the facility focused its upgrades on capabilities spanning a variety of processes to further demonstrate industry-leading performance in quality and turn-around-time (TAT). One of these key upgrades is a new state-of-the art chemical cleaning line that is scheduled for completion in Q4 of 2024. This will bolster an already robust and specialized set of capabilities within the facility that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Welding (Electron-Beam, Tig, Plasma Arc, Laser Clad)
  • Vacuum Brazing, Heat Treating
  • Plasma and Dual Wire Arc Coatings
  • Shot Peening
  • Non-Destructive Testing (X-Ray, FPI, and MPI)

“Our East Granby facility expansion significantly boosts our capacity to meet the growing demand for both current and new engine programs and product lines. Leveraging existing component repair expertise, we’re better positioned to serve our global customers,” said Ian Reason, Senior Vice President, Barnes and President, Barnes Aerospace.

The Barnes Aerospace East Granby facility is a repair station certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). It services some of the world’s largest commercial airlines and aviation original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
 

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Barnes Aerospace employee inspects the shot peening machine at the Barnes Aerospace East Granby MRO facility in Connecticut.

Figure 1: Barnes Aerospace employee inspects the shot peening machine at the Barnes Aerospace East Granby MRO facility in Connecticut.

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Barnes Aerospace employee prepares the electron beam welding machine for operation at the Barnes Aerospace East Granby MRO facility in Connecticut.

Figure 2: Barnes Aerospace employee prepares the electron beam welding machine for operation at the Barnes Aerospace East Granby MRO facility in Connecticut.

 

About Barnes Aerospace
Barnes Aerospace, a business of Barnes, manufactures and maintains highly engineered parts for the aerospace and related industries globally. With elevated experience, Barnes Aerospace has a steadfast commitment to continuous improvement and the relentless pursuit of next. Barnes Aerospace offers strict compliance with customer, regulatory, and third-party standards (e.g., ISO, AS, NADCAP) for the Commercial Aerospace, Defense/Military, Energy, and Space industries where quality is crucial.

For more information, please visit www.barnesaero.com. 

About Barnes Group
Barnes Group Inc. (NYSE: B) leverages world-class manufacturing capabilities and market-leading engineering to develop advanced processes, automation solutions, and applied technologies for industries ranging from aerospace and medical & personal care to mobility and packaging. With a celebrated legacy of pioneering excellence, Barnes delivers exceptional value to customers through advanced manufacturing capabilities and cutting-edge industrial technologies. Barnes Aerospace specializes in the production and servicing of intricate fabricated and precision-machined components for both commercial and military turbine engines, nacelles, and airframes. Barnes Industrial excels in advancing the processing, control, and sustainability of engineered plastics and delivering innovative, custom-tailored solutions for industrial automation and metal forming applications. Established in 1857 and headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, USA, the Company has manufacturing and support operations around the globe.

For more information, please visit www.onebarnes.com.

 

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