11 January, 2018: The United States Air Force (USAF) has signed an agreement with StandardAero for its Rolls-Royce T56 Engine Depot Overhaul, allowing the company to continue its support of the USAF fleet of C-130H aircraft for an additional 8 ½ years. The total contract value is more than $600M and work will be carried out at StandardAero’s facilities in San Antonio, Texas and Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Under the new agreement, StandardAero will continue to provide the same high quality support the USAF has experienced previously, but at a reduced cost. Moreover, the contract now includes support for the new 3.5 engine configuration and associated components.
“This is a fantastic achievement for our T56 teams in San Antonio and Winnipeg, who have continuously earned high performance ratings for our Air Force customer,” said Mark Buongiorno, VP/GM of StandardAero San Antonio. “With this longer duration contract, we can work with the USAF to focus on time-on-wing improvement initiatives, which will help optimize the life-cycle-cost savings for the fleet of T56 engines.”
“Our San Antonio facility now has a broad and continued volume of work, and strong relationship with the USAF, U.S. Navy and OEMs,” said Scott Starrett, President of StandardAero Military and Energy division. “We will continue to leverage new growth opportunities for our facility, and for other StandardAero divisions.”