Sabena technics Awards StandardAero Contract to Provide Engine MRO Services on French Government Turbo Tracker and Canadair CL415 Water Bomber Aircraft Fleet

Scottsdale, Ariz. – April 11, 2016 – Sabena technics, a leading French, independent provider of maintenance and modification services to civil and military aircraft operators, recently awarded StandardAero with a contract to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for PW123AF, PT6-67AF and PT6A-42 engines that power water bomber aircraft for the French government.

Sabena technics secured a contract with the French Sécurité Civile in September of 2015 to provide global airframe and engine maintenance of its water bomber fleet, which is based at Marseille/Provence Airport, in France. The fleet comprises 26 airplanes including: twelve CL415 aircraft, nine Turbo Tracker S2T aircraft and three Hawker Beechcraft B200 aircraft.

Subsequently, Sabena technics has exclusively selected StandardAero for the maintenance of the majority of the fleets’ engine platforms, which include PW123AF, PT6-67AF and PT6A-42 turboprop engines. The duration of StandardAero’s contract is for seven years with a five-year renewal option in 2022.

Prior to this contract with Sabena technics, StandardAero provided services through a direct contract with the French Sécurité Civile, until they decided to select a single primary contractor (Sabena technics), with responsibility for supporting both airframe and engine maintenance.

“Our award recognizes the quality services provided by Standard Aero for nearly 17 years of previous support to the French government,” said Philippe Albrecht, European Regional Leader for StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “The water bomber fleet serves a very important and challenging mission, requiring a high level of aircraft availability. Our role as the engine MRO partner is crucial for the success of such difficult and risky operations.”

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