The United States Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) with a five-year extension to its contract for T700-GE-401C engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. This contract supports Commonwealth maritime operations via the provision of through-life support for T700 engines fitted to the Royal Australian Navy’s MH-60R (Romeo) Seahawk fleet. This offers a two-level maintenance solution for the fleet, as well as in-country T700 support. As the Royal Australian Navy’s next-generation submarine hunter and anti-surface warfare helicopter, the MH-60R Seahawk is an important part of its current and future operations.

APA’s MRO services for this contract will be conducted at its GE-approved maintenance centre in Brisbane, Queensland. With the contract worth approximately US$5 million per year, this is a significant announcement for Queensland.

“The five-year extension to this contract will secure Queensland jobs and provide new employment opportunities for apprentices, ensuring APA continues training technicians for the future,” said Tony Cotroneo, APA’s general manager.

With full-service MRO capabilities, APA plays an important role in supporting maritime operations in the Asia-Pacific. The company has a long association with the Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy and GE Aviation, and has provided engine MRO services to the Royal Australian Navy for the last 20 years. The signing of this contract will see this service continue to December 2025.


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