Derco teams up with StandardAero for F-16 engine repair


Lockheed Martin company Derco has partnered with StandardAero to provide support for Pratt and Whitney F100-220/220E engines that power F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft fleet across the globe.

The partnership represents a continuation and expansion of support capability provided by Derco to its existing F-16 Component Asset Management (CAM) programme that was launched at the Paris Air Show 2015.

StandardAero, along with Derco’s CAM programme, offers operators fixed rate engine repair pricing at both the line replaceable unit (LRU) and module level.

Under the CAM programme, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) asset management is offered to critical components throughout the F-16 fleet.

Derco, along with StandardAero, will offer fixed rate repair to F100 engines across the world.

"Our new partnership with Derco gives us the collective ability to provide faster, better, and more comprehensive OEM-aligned repair services to keep these aircraft flying at peak efficiency."

StandardAero military sales vice-president Marc Wittingen said: “Since our acquisition of Dutch Aero Services in March 2015, StandardAero has been rapidly advancing our capabilities for serving the large, existing market of F-16 aircraft, powered by F100 engines.

“Our new partnership with Derco gives us the collective ability to provide faster, better, and more comprehensive OEM-aligned repair services to keep these aircraft flying at peak efficiency.”

Pratt and Whitney’s F100 engine currently powers all of the US Air Force’s (USAF) F-15 Eagles and the majority of the world fleet of F-16 Fighting Falcons.

The family of F100 engines has been selected by 23 airforces around the world so far.

To date, the company has produced more than 7,200 engines, which recorded over 24 million flight hours.