The "Wall of JT8D Tooling" visibly mounted and shown are some of the required and approved tooling required to address any technical issues on a Pratt Whitney JT8D engine. The "JT8D" section is but one section of the 25,000 square feet shop area
The full view of the JT8D section and all required tooling. A similar set up is arranged within the shop for the Pratt & Whitney JT3 and PT6, turbo prop engine as well
A typical JT8D engine sitting on its maintenance stands. The engine has been stripped of all of its Quick Engine Change (QEC) items and its in what is called a "stove pipe' configuration
94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant Group, Founder and CEO Benny F. Benitez along side a JT8D engine being worked on for a complete overhaul and refurbishment for a commercial carrier client
The facility is owned and operated by aviation veteran and former Colombian, based West Caribbean Airline owner Mr. Jack Tannir. (GTS) is one of the newest minted FAA approved repair station which are found within the South Florida / Miami area. Currently, there are one hundred and two (102) FAA certified repair shops, as identified by the (94th ACG) constant monitoring of the local market.
Miami, Florida is the only city within the United States with the largest amount of FAA certified repair stations. The 94th AeroClaims-Aviation Consultant (94th ACG) played a contributing and supporting role, as the (94th ACG) was instrumental in implementing the Pratt Whitney PT6A turbo-prop engine onto (GTS) FAA approved operational specification, thus making (GTS) authorized by the FAA to services the Pratt Whitney JT3, JT8 and PT6 engines. The primary consultant group which got (GTS) FAA certified within records time of about 4 1/2 month was none other Mach One Aviation Services of Miami, Florida.