Farnborough, U.K.—July 18, 2018 — StandardAero recently inducted its first Rolls-Royce AE 1107C engine at the company’s Maryville, Tennessee facility and its first Rolls-Royce T56-427 engine at its San Antonio, Texas facility. The engines, inducted on July 16, represent the beginning of a 20-year, multi-engine MRO agreement signed in April of this year.
The AE 1107C engine model is new to StandardAero’s MRO portfolio. Over the last three months, the company has invested several million dollars in training, tooling and qualifying test cell capabilities to prepare for this first engine to be serviced. The AE 1107C turboshaft engine powers the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. The AE 1107C delivers 7,000 lbs. shaft horsepower and is in service with the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force.
The T56-427/427A is also a new engine for StandardAero, powering the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye and Advanced Hawkeye, an all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning aircraft in service with the U.S. Navy. The T56-427 delivers 5,250 lbs. shaft horsepower. The new contract expands the company’s exclusive 8-year agreement to support T56 engine MRO services in support of the U.S. Air Force fleet of C-130H aircraft at StandardAero’s San Antonio facility.
In addition, this new muti-engine agreement will significantly grow work currently conducted by StandardAero on the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines, serviced at the company’s Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada facility with capacity also being added to StandardAero’s San Antonio facility within the United States.
“Our first induction of these new engine models represents a huge milestone for our company and for our customers,” said Russell Ford, CEO of StandardAero. “This is the beginning of a new and expanded long-term relationship with Rolls-Royce along with the privilege and honor of serving the mission-critical needs of our nation’s military forces.”
Visit StandardAero at Hall 4, Stand 4405 at the Farnborough International Air Show, held July 16-22. For more information, go to www.standardaero.com.
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. 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 web site at www.standardaero.com.