StandardAero to upgrade engines on C-130H aircraft

SCOTTDALE, Ariz., April 13 (UPI) — StandardAero has received a U.S. Air Force contract to overhaul the engine compressor and turbine modules of Rolls-Royce T56-A-15 engines that power its C-130H transport aircraft.

The upgrade will be performed t the company facility in San Antonio, Texas, and will include the installation of the Series 3.5 engine upgrade hardware.

“StandardAero has been the USAF’s T56 MRO provider for many years and has a proven track record of producing a product that maximizes performance and time on wing for these engines,” said Terry Hastman, vice president and general manager of StandardAero Defense Services. “We are excited to have been selected by the USAF to continue this service and install the Series 3.5 engine upgrade kits with the expected benefit of extending T56 engine life and efficiency.”

The contract is worth an estimated $43 million and will run through 2018.

The USAF T56 engine award to StandardAero is the second this year for the engine and airframe service provider. It received a U.S. Navy contract in January for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its fleet of T56 engines.

The engine upgrade kit for the engine that will be installed was developed by Rolls-Royce to improve fuel efficiency, reduce maintenance costs, increase reliability and enhance performance.

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