TEMPE, Ariz. – October 17, 2013 – StandardAero was awarded a contract worth up to $97 million to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada, PT6A-68 engine MRO services from Dyncorp International, which serves as the prime contractor to the JPATS Program Office for the T-6 COMBS contract. The contract stipulates that StandardAero will provide engine repair and overhaul for PT6A-68 engines that power Beechcraft, T-6 Trainer aircraft flown by both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy.
Recently, StandardAero announced its expanded turboprop engine test capabilities, component repair and tooling for PT6A-68 engines, investing more than $2.5 million and 5,000 engineering hours developing the new service capability. The test cell, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba was correlated in July, 2013 by P&WC.
“This is a huge win for StandardAero and expands our presence within the U.S. government and military marketplaces,” said Alain Berube, Vice President & General Manager, Turboprops and Fleets, StandardAero. “We have already expanded our facility capacity to provide support to this contract six days per week with extended hours.”
StandardAero’s contract terms provide for services through October, 2017. Forecasted volumes are estimated at 30-40 engine overhauls per year under an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract structure.
StandardAero has been designated by the OEM as a Designated Distributor and Overhaul Facility (DDOF) for the PT6A-68, -68B and -68C which allows StandardAero to bid on additional MRO service for Beechcraft, T-6 Texan II, Pilatus, PC-21 military trainers and the Embraer, EMB 314 Super Tucano military operators around the world.
“Our repair versus replace strategy has established StandardAero as the supplier of choice in this market segment and currently we are the only independent MRO designated by P&WC to perform PT6A-68 engine repair and overhaul work,” said Rob Cords, Senior Vice President, Airlines and Fleets, StandardAero.
StandardAero has over 25 years of experience in turboprop maintenance, repair and overhaul and is dedicated to helping its customers make the right decisions by providing options and recommendations that are tailored to their specific needs. To learn more about StandardAero’s customized solutions visit www.standardaero.com/engines.
StandardAero has signed a three-year Support Center Agreement with RainAir Aircraft Services for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul on the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A engine.