$12.3M for 5-Yr. Maintenance of US Coast Guard HC-130 PropellersSep 26, 2005 00:53 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Standard Aero a $12.3 million, five-year depot level maintenance requirements-type contract for overhaul of HC-130 propellers and associated components. The HC-130 is a C-130 Hercules variant powered by four Rolls-Royce T56-A-15 engines driving 54H60 propellers. It is used for long-range surveillance, transport, and search and rescue duties.
The U.S. Coast Guard operates 27 HC-130 aircraft from 5 air stations across the USA: CGAS Kodiak, AK; Sacramento, CA; Clearwater, FL; Barbers Pt., HI; and Elizabeth City, NC.
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, Standard Aero has been maintaining the 54H60 series propeller since 1993, servicing a variety of customers including the Canadian Forces, Swedish Air Force, Royal Norwegian Air Force, Royal Danish Air Force along with a number of commercial operators. The firm has offices in Canada, the USA, Europe, and Singapore, and is privately held in the Aerospace and Defense Portfolio of The Carlyle Group. Corporate release [PDf format].