Tempe, Ariz. – February 6, 2013 – StandardAero announced that it has signed a service center agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics to perform Quick Engine Change (QEC) Assemblies on the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules (C-130B – H models). The work will be performed in Canada at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Manitoba operation.
"Today’s announcement is a testament to StandardAero’s quality, capability and global reputation as an engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider and underscores the confidence Lockheed Martin Aeronautics has in us," said Harinder Grewal, Senior Vice President, Government & Military, StandardAero. "This agreement builds on our current status as the largest Rolls-Royce T56/501D Authorized Maintenance Center in the world and establishes StandardAero as one of a few select Companies with the capability and authorization to perform maintenance on the complete C-130 Propulsion system."
"This announcement is a significant strategic achievement in that the agreement extends our existing services suite in the International C-130 markets and enhances our already comprehensive sustainment expertise to include Lockheed Martin support." said Jim Miller, Vice President International Business Development, Government & Military, StandardAero.
Since 1960, StandardAero has continuously maintained Canada’s CC-130 propulsion systems. Through an innovative and sophisticated after-market approach they have grown their market share to become the largest C-130 propulsion maintenance company supporting operators around the world including the French Air Force, United States Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force, Indonesian Air Force and United States Navy. The new Lockheed Martin QEC Service Center and Support Services Agreements reinforce StandardAero's dominant Hercules and Aurora (Orion) propulsion support market position in Canada, the United States and around the world.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.