SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — StandardAero has been selected as the U.S. Navy’s primary engine depot for support of the CFM56-7 engines used on the P-8A aircraft, the company announced in an Oct. 24 release.
This is the second straight year StandardAero has been selected to perform this work, which is carried out under a U.S. federal government indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity-type contract that is competed and awarded each year among the U.S. Navy’s approved sources. The contract supports the U.S. Navy, the government of Australia and other foreign military sales customers.
The P-8A is the replacement for the P-3 maritime patrol aircraft, which was introduced into service in the early 1960s. The CFM56 engines, used on the P-8A aircraft, are a commercially developed platform, capable of generating more than 27,000 pounds thrust.
StandardAero has been supporting the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years, providing maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) support across a number of engine and aircraft platforms. Under the P-8A award, StandardAero will provide depot-level repair and overhaul for the propulsion systems used to power this critical U.S. Navy mission.
“StandardAero appreciates the Navy’s continued confidence in our ability to carry out this work,” said Scott Starrett, president of StandardAero Military & Energy division.