StandardAero contracted by US Navy to deliver maintenance work for T56 engine

11 February 2016 (Last Updated February 11th, 2016 18:30)

StandardAero has been contracted by the US Navy to perform maintenance and repair work on its T56 engine.

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StandardAero has been contracted by the US Navy to perform maintenance and repair work on its T56 engine.

The company, which will serve as the depot for T56 engine, will conduct engine maintenance work at its facilities located at Port San Antonio, Texas, US, and Winnipeg, Canada.

StandardAero vice-president and general manager Terry Hastman said: "We are proud to continue in our role as the navy's maintenance partner.

"We believe we have earned the trust of the navy and the air force through our focus on customer service, exceptional quality and great value."

"We believe we have earned the trust of the navy and the air force through our focus on customer service, exceptional quality and great value."

The current contract marks the second consecutive year when StandardAero will conduct a comprehensive range of depot maintenance works for the Navy's fleet of engines incorporated into the P-3 aircraft.

It also marks the 12th consecutive year when StandardAero has emerged as a certified navy depot.

StandardAero has been providing maintenance services for T56 engine for the US Airforce for the past 16 years.

The Allison T56 engine is a single shaft, modular design military turboprop fitted with a 14-stage axial flow compressor powered by a four-stage turbine.

The T56 turboshaft is modelled on Allison's previous T38 series. Allison Engine Company has been acquired by Rolls-Royce.

The engine has propelled a series of navy and air force aircraft including C-130 Hercules; C-2 Greyhound; E-2 Hawkeye; P-3 Orion; Lockheed Electra and the Allison Convair 580.


Image: A T-56 engine being maintained. Photo: courtesy of U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Robert Keilman.