U.S. Navy selects StandardAero for T56 engine maintenance

The Rolls-Royce T56 engine supports a variety of U.S. military aircraft, such as the Lockheed Martin C-130 airlifter. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ken Stephens

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 7 (UPI) — The U.S. Navy has contracted StandardAero for Rolls-Royce T56 engine maintenance for the third consecutive year.

Under the contract, the company will perform all depot maintenance for the branch’s T56 engines in 2017. The work will be performed at StandardAero’s facilities in Port San Antonio, Texas and Winnipeg, Canada.

“The U.S. Navy and StandardAero have forged a strong working relationship,” StandardAero’s Terry Hastman said in a press release. “Our focus on great customer service and the delivery of cost effective, high quality engines have kept this fleet flying.”

The Rolls-Royce T56 is a turboprop engine used to power a variety of U.S. military aircraft, including the Lockheed Martin C-130 airlifter and the Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye.

A new variant of the engine, known as the T56 Series 3.5, uses updated technology to reduce maintenance costs and improve fuel efficiency.


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