StandardAero Renews Contract for French Air Force C-130 T56 Engine MRO Services

Scottsdale, Ariz. – December 10, 2015 – StandardAero recently won a competitive bid to renew its contract with Atelier Industriel de l’Aeronautique (AIA) to perform T56 engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the French Air Force fleet of 14 C-130 military transport aircraft. The contract is valued at a maximum of 6.8 million Euros.

All engine services will be performed at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Canada facility and the contract begins in December, 2015.

“StandardAero is proud to continue our support for a highly valued customer after successfully winning a competition with our primary European competitors,” said Marc Wittingen, Vice President of Military Engine MRO Sales for StandardAero. “This contract strengthens our position in the European T56 market and demonstrates StandardAero’s effective and competitive ability to support customers globally.”

AIA is the primary engine MRO provider for the French Air Force, maintaining a variety of engine models. AIA is also responsible for outsource requirements when local capacity is not available or sufficient.

StandardAero has serviced the Rolls-Royce T56/501 family of engines for more than 50 years and the company supports the largest and most diverse group of T56/501 customers in the industry. In addition, the company is responsible for the depot-level maintenance for over half of the T56/501 engines flying worldwide.

“Our experience and innovation have delivered market-leading technical developments and product enhancements that translate into unparalleled in-service improvements in aircraft availability and maintenance costs,” Wittingen added.

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. 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