StandardAero Wins Contract to Support U.S. Army Special Forces C-27J Spartan Aircraft Engine MRO Services

Scottsdale, Ariz. – February 11, 2016 – StandardAero was recently awarded a new contract to provide support for the U.S. Army Special Forces Aviation Group’s engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its fleet of eight C-27J aircraft.

The contract will be administered by Lockheed Martin, who holds the overarching responsibility to provide maintenance for the U.S. Army Special Forces Aviation sector.

“We are excited to begin this new relationship with the U.S. Army Special Forces and Lockheed Martin and hope to exceed their expectations,” said Fritz Wolkenstein, Vice President & General Manager of StandardAero’s Defense and Energy business unit in Winnipeg, Canada. “We look forward to developing a long-term partnership.”

StandardAero is a leading aircraft engine MRO provider supporting more than 700 military engine overhauls over the past 22 years. The company is also known as an industry leader in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RMC).

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