$120M to Maintain USA’s T56 Engine Fleets

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T56 turboprop engine(click to view larger) The Allison (now Rolls Royce) T56 turboprop engine serves on a number of American aircraft, and must be kept flying via maintenance and spares contracts. Otherwise, the USA’s C-130E/H Hercules tactical transports, P-3 Orion sea control planes, EP-3 Aries II intelligence aircraft, and C-2 Greyhound carrier-capable transport fleets could all be crippled. The US Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD recently issued $120 million in contracts to 3 firms, as modifications to previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contracts, exercising options for depot-level repairs to its T56 Series III engines. The 3 major modules of the engine to be maintained and repaired under these options will be a maximum annual quantity of 160 power sections, 180 reduction gear assemblies, and 140 torquemeters. Efforts under these options are expected to be completed in February 2011. The winners were: * Rolls-Royce Engine Services in Oakland, CA ($34.5 million, N00019-09-D-0013) * StandardAero Inc. in San Antonio, TX ($41.2 million N00019-09-D-0014) * Wood Group Turbopower, LLC in Miami Lakes, FL ($44.6 million, N00019-09-D-0012)

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