StandardAero is celebrating delivery of the 7,500th Rolls-Royce AE family engine from the company’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Maryville, Tenn. The AE common core family includes the AE 2100 turboprop, AE 3007 turbofan and AE 1107 turboshaft, and StandardAero is an Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) for all three powerplants.
Since inducting its first AE 3007 turbofan in 1997, the Maryville facility has to date processed over 6,500 engines. The AE 3007 powers the Embraer ERJ regional jet family (AE 3007A), the Cessna Citation X business jet (AE 3007C), the Northrop Grumman RQ/MQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) (AE 3007H) and the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray UAS (AE 3007N).
StandardAero added the AE 1107 to its MRO portfolio under a 30-year long-term agreement signed with Rolls-Royce in 2018, since then the Maryville facility has processed over 500 engines. The AE 1107C powers the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey, while the AE 1107F variant has been selected to power the Bell V-280 Valor Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). StandardAero also supports the related MT7 marine gas turbine, which powers the Textron Systems LCAC 100-class Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC)
StandardAero received AMC approval for the AE 2100 in 1993, and has supported the engine from Maryville since 2021. StandardAero serves operators of the type across the world, including those flying the Lockheed Martin C-130J / LM-100J Hercules (AE 2100D3), Alenia C-27J Spartan (AE 2100D2), AE 2100A (Saab 2000) and ShinMaywa US-2 (AE 2100J).
“StandardAero is proud of its close relationship with Rolls-Royce on the AE family of engines, and honored to be the support provider of choice for operators around the globe,” commented Greg Krekeler, vice president and general manager of StandardAero’s Maryville facility. “The team here at Maryville understands that military, commercial and corporate operators worldwide rely on us to deliver responsive, reliable support and our team of 275 skilled professionals set the standard of excellence day in and day out.”
In addition to the AE family, StandardAero’s 154,000 sq. ft. Maryville facility also supports a wide range of auxiliary power units, including the Honeywell GTCP 36-100/150 and RE220, the Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300, and the Safran Power Units SPU300.