The US Air Force has awarded StandardAero a contract estimated $43 million to upgrade Rolls-Royce T56-A-15 engines powering its fleet of C-130H aircraft.
The upgrade involves the overhaul and repair of engine compressor and turbine modules and the installation of the Series 3.5 engine upgrade hardware. The upgrade will be performed at StandardAero’s engine MRO facility located at Port San Antonio, Texas and will run through 2018.
This marks the second T56 contract award of 2016 for StandardAero San Antonio. In January, the U.S. Navy awarded StandardAero with a one- year contract for the maintenance, repair, and overhaul of the Navy’s fleet of T56 engines.
The Rolls-Royce T56 Series 3.5 Engine Upgrade kit, developed by Rolls-Royce, uses proven technologies and materials to improve fuel efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, increase reliability and enhance performance.
“StandardAero has been the USAF’s T56 MRO provider for many years and has a proven track record of producing a product that maximizes performance and time on wing for these engines,” said Terry Hastman, Vice President & General Manager of StandardAero Defense Services, San Antonio. “We are excited to have been selected by the USAF to continue this service and install the Series 3.5 engine upgrade kits with the expected benefit of extending T56 engine life and efficiency”.
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StandardAero has won a contract from the US Air Force (USAF) to carry out Rolls-Royce T56 engine maintenance. Under the one-year 'bridge' contract, StandardAero will be the sole T56 engine depot for the USAF and the US Navy in 2017
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