Tempe, Ariz. – June, 24, 2013 – StandardAero announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract for maintenance and engineering support of the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) C-130H and C-130H-30 Hercules propulsion systems. The award endorses StandardAero’s global, market-leading position on Hercules and Orion propulsion support. It also recognizes the benefits StandardAero can deliver to C-130 and P-3 operators over their life cycle; including improved performance and reduced support costs.
The RNLAF has a fleet of four C-130H and C-130H-30 aircraft and the contract includes propulsion support for the Rolls-Royce T56-A-15LFE Engines, Lockheed Martin Quick Engine Changes (QECs), Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60 Propellers and all related components.
“This contract award represents a key strategic opportunity for StandardAero to expand our regionally-based support for both C-130 and P-3 propulsion systems within the European market,” said Harinder Grewal, Senior Vice President, Government and Military, StandardAero. “This regional expansion offers European C-130 operators with the benefits of our industry-leading services and extends our reach to the broader international T56/501D community.”
The primary support activity will be provided by StandardAero’s combined Rolls-Royce T56/501D Authorized Maintenance Center and Lockheed Martin Authorized C-130 QEC Service Center located in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Domestic support will be provided by StandardAero from their European Service Center (ESC) located in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Since 1960, StandardAero has maintained Canada’s CC-130 propulsion systems. Through an innovative and sophisticated aftermarket approach they have grown their market share to become the largest C-130 propulsion maintenance company supporting operators around the world including the United States Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Taiwan Navy, Royal Thai Air Force, Indonesian Air Force and United States Navy.
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.