StandardAero Awarded Option Year for U.S. Navy P-8A CFM56-7 Engine MRO Support Contract

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.October 24, 2018 –  StandardAero has been selected as the U.S. Navy’s primary engine depot for support of the CFM56-7 engines used on the P-8A aircraft.

This is the 2nd straight year StandardAero has been selected to perform this work, which is carried-out under a U.S. Federal government Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract that is competed and awarded each year among the U.S. Navy’s approved sources.  The contract supports the U.S. Navy, the Government of Australia and other foreign military sales (FMS) customers. 

The P-8A is a Maritime Patrol Aircraft that is the replacement for the P-3 aircraft, which was introduced into service in the early 1960s. The CFM56 engines, used on the P-8A aircraft, are a commercially developed platform, capable of generating more than 27,000 pounds thrust. 

StandardAero has been supporting the U.S. Navy for more than 20 Years, providing MRO support across a number of engine and aircraft platforms.  Under P-8A award, StandardAero will provide depot level repair and overhaul for the propulsion systems used to power this critical U.S. Navy Mission. 

“StandardAero appreciates the Navy’s continued confidence in our ability to carry out this work,” said Scott Starrett, President of StandardAero Military & Energy division.

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 the business & general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.  In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City.  Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide, including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education.  More information can be found on the company’s website at