Oscoda Engine Services

Oscoda Engine Services (“Oscoda”) is located in a dedicated facility on the former Wurtsmith U.S. Air Force Base (decommissioned 1993) in Oscoda, Michigan. The facility provides a comprehensive range of engine maintenance, repair, overhaul, and testing services to our customers. The core competency of Oscoda Engine Services includes: 

  • Complete engine disassembly, repair and re-assembly (including complete NDT and AD compliance) 

  • JT8D thrust rating conversions

  • Fleet repair forecasting and life cycle management services 

  • Short term engine lease and repair exchanges

  • Maintenance work scoping and on wing reliability consulting

  • Engineering and airworthiness certification services

  • Machine shop/welding shop

  • Field Services, Fan Disk and blade change, Hot Section Inspections

Engine Capability

Oscoda Engine Services support is focused on the following engine variants:

  • JT8D (all series) complete engine maintenance and repair

  • JT8D (all series) complete on-wing support (including AOG level support)

  • JT8D (all series) borescope inspections and trouble shooting

Engine Test Cell

Oscoda maintains a fully certified test cell as part of its engine repair operations. Its test cell carries an approved rating capability for engines up to 52,000 pounds of thrust. The test cell is located adjacent to the production facility and it allows the company to provide customers with timely and accurate engine performance parameter feedback helping to reducing total repair service turn-around time (TAT).

On-Wing and AOG Field Support

On-wing services include engine inspections and repairs at plane side which help avoid costly, and in many cases, unnecessary shop visits. Oscoda Engine Services provides a full 24/7/365 AOG field team and on-wing support for JT8D engines and can perform borescope inspections. The company’s work force includes several highly qualified mechanics that are skilled in field support missions.

  • Powerplant / QEC builds

  • Fan trim balance

  • Troubleshooting

  • Parts replacement: Accessory Gearbox

  • Borescope: complete with video and hot section inspections

Oscoda Engine Services offers several benefits including:

  • High performance repairs

  • AOG emergency support

  • Guaranteed turn-around time (TAT)

  • Fixed prices

  • Customized services

  • Processing by a dedicated team in Oscoda or at a customer’s location

  • Lease and Exchange Programs

  • Fleet repair forecasting and life cycle management services 

Engine Overhaul Product Strategy

Oscoda Engine Services will continue to dominate its position in the JT8D engine market. The JT8D engine was first built in 1963 and became the world’s most popular jet engine, with over 14,000 of all variants produced. There are still many of these engines in operation with just a few engine MRO providers continuing to invest in servicing this segment of the market with a facility having an independently owned and dedicated test cell capable of servicing all variants of the JT8D. Oscoda Engine Services uniquely provides its customers priority and focus not found elsewhere.