Austrian Airlines has awarded StandardAero an extended contract to provide MRO services for its Pratt & Whitney Canada APS 2300 auxiliary power units (APUs).

    The multi-year contract extends a long-running relationship between the two companies that began when an initial APS 2300 support agreement was signed in 2007.

    The APUs are equipped on Austrian’s fleet of Embraer E195 regional aircraft.

    StandardAero said its Maryville, Tennessee location, which is an OEM-approved authorised repair facility for the APS 2300, provides customised MRO programmes offering “maximum support and flexibility” to meet specific operational needs.

    “We appreciate the confidence shown in us by the airline through this contract renewal, and look forward to continue supporting Austrian and its passengers with reliable APU support services for many years to come,” said StandardAero’s president of airlines and fleets Lewis Prebble.

    Austrian Airlines’ APU propulsion engineer Philipp Muzatko commented: “The propulsion team at Austrian Airlines is pleased to continue the partnership with our reliable and long-term partner StandardAero.  StandardAero has been our APS 2300 APU MRO partner since 2007 and meets the high technical standards of Austrian Airlines with every redelivered APU.”