StandardAero awarded key C-130H contract
June 24, 2013, Tempe, Az. - StandardAero announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract for maintenance and engineering support of the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) C-130H and C-130H-30 Hercules propulsion systems.
June 24, 2013 By Carey Fredericks
The award endorses StandardAero’s global, market-leading position on Hercules and Orion propulsion support. It also recognizes the benefits StandardAero can deliver to C-130 and P-3 operators over their life cycle; including improved performance and reduced support costs.
The RNLAF has a fleet of four C-130H and C-130H-30 aircraft and the contract includes propulsion support for the Rolls-Royce T56-A-15LFE Engines, Lockheed Martin Quick Engine Changes (QECs), Hamilton Sundstrand 54H60 Propellers and all related components.
“This contract award represents a key strategic opportunity for StandardAero to expand our regionally-based support for both C-130 and P-3 propulsion systems within the European market,” said Harinder Grewal, Senior Vice President, Government and Military, StandardAero. “This regional expansion offers European C-130 operators with the benefits of our industry-leading services and extends our reach to the broader international T56/501D community.”
The primary support activity will be provided by StandardAero’s combined Rolls-Royce T56/501D Authorized Maintenance Center and Lockheed Martin Authorized C-130 QEC Service Center located in Winnipeg. Domestic support will be provided by StandardAero from their European Service Center (ESC) located in Tilburg, The Netherlands.