The four-year contract given to StandardAero is specific to Pratt & Whitney Canada’s APS2300 auxiliary power unit maintenance, repair, and overhaul MRO services on the largest Russian-based Airlines, the S7. Specifically, the Embraer E-Jet E170 aircraft. The actual maintenance and repair are set to take place in Maryville, Tennessee at the StandardAero location. There are 80 aircraft in the S7 fleet and is an incredible step up for StandardAero within the Russian airline industry.
Even though this new contract will be good for StandardAero, it is not their first Russian contract. They have 2 other multi-year contracts. To receive this contract, StandardAero had to compete with a total of four other MROs.
StandardAero is not the only one that benefits from this contract, it will also allow the S7 fleet to grow while remaining safe and reliable. The customer service for Pratt and Whitney Canada will also be improved. By Pratt & Whitney Canada working with an independent agency, StandardAero, it allows customers access to rental bank assets, component repair, capabilities and repairs done with OEM authorization, technical support with documentation, and OEM warranty. The Component repairs are among the most beneficial and important, for example, if an airframe-engine part needs to be repaired, in the past the whole airframe engine would need to be replaced, but with these OEM approved maintenance and repair services, individual parts can be replaced, which is, in turn, cheaper and more efficient.
StandardAero has become one of the biggest independent providers, especially after this Pratt & Whitney contract. They have a wide variety of customers within the airline industry which have been accumulated throughout their 100 years.