StandardAero Awarded $149 Million Multi-Year U.S. Navy T56 Series III Engine MRO Contract

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 23, 2021 – The United States Navy has awarded StandardAero a $149 million multi-year contract to provide engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Rolls-Royce T56 Series III engines powering the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps fleet of C-130s, C-2, P-3 and EP-3 aircraft. 

The multi-year contract will continue into 2026 with the work being performed at StandardAero’s San Antonio and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada facilities.  StandardAero was part of a Multiple Award Contract (MAC) on this program over the last five years, having recently completed option year four in support of this customer.  Under the new contract, StandardAero will provide the same high-quality service experience the Navy and Marine Corps has received through the previous multi-year contract. 

StandardAero also supports the Rolls-Royce Series IV engines including support for the Marine Corps C-130J AE2100 engine and the Navy E-2D T56-A-427/A MRO requirements as a sub-contractor to Rolls-Royce.  All of these programs benefit from the company’s proven capability and synergy with Rolls-Royce, where StandardAero serves as a key engine MRO partner for Rolls-Royce engines across multiple Type/Model/Series aircraft.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our successful partnership supporting Navy and Marine Corps aircraft engine MRO.  Powering these aircraft is a strategic and logical continuation within our portfolio of services,” said Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero’s Military division.  “Our employees, many of whom have served in the military, take great pride in serving the Navy – Marine Corps Fleet.  As a former Naval Aviator, I take great personal pride in our team’s ability to provide exceptional operational readiness through reliable and high-performing engines.” 

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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm The Carlyle Group. For more information about StandardAero, go to