StandardAero to boost Winnipeg with MRO Rolls-Royce deal
July 19, 2018 By Helicopters Staff
StandardAero on July 16 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 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 explains it 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. It delivers 7,000 lbs of 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 of 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.
StandardAero explains this new muti-engine agreement will significantly grow work currently conducted by the company on the Rolls-Royce AE 2100 engines, serviced at its Winnipeg, Manitoba, facility with capacity also being added to StandardAero’s San Antonio facility.
“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, adding this marks the beginning of a new and expanded long-term relationship with Rolls-Royce.