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StandardAero services engines on U.S. Special Forces planes

Engines aboard C-27J Spartan aircraft of the U.S. Army's Special Forces are to receive MRO services from StandardAero.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Feb. 11, 2016 at 12:51 PM
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- StandardAero is providing engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services for C-27J Spartan aircraft of the U.S. Army's Special Forces Aviation Group.

The contract will be administered by Lockheed Martin, who holds the overall responsibility to provide maintenance for the U.S. Army Special Forces Aviation sector.

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"We are excited to begin this new relationship with the U.S. Army Special Forces and Lockheed Martin and hope to exceed their expectations," said Fritz Wolkenstein, vice president and general manager of StandardAero's Defense and Energy business unit in Winnipeg, Canada. "We look forward to developing a long-term partnership."

Under the award, engines powering eight C-27J Spartan tactical transports will receive the company's MRO services. Additional details of the contract, however, were not disclosed.

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