Press Release: Turbine Aero Awarded Boeing C-17 Contract by Press Release | February 17, 2022

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Boeing Awards Turbine Aero with multi-year Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and Line Replacement Unit (LPU) service agreement on the C17 Global Master III Program. The agreement also includes Engineering Development, Supply Chain, Logistics, Line Maintenance Training, and obsolescence tracking for the GTCP331-250G APU.

As the selected APU provider for the C-17 Globemaster program, this partnership provides Boeing with significant savings through TurbineAero’s SMaRT-Workscoping maintenance approach which enables reduced overall costs through a more analytical and modular based maintenance approach. As part of this continuing effort, TurbineAero provides obsolescence support for the 331-250G APU, which currently includes 38 parts with no current OEM equivalent, and TurbineAero supplies over 330 FAA approved part repairs, and over 240 FAA approved alternate parts, which provides significant value and dramatically improved part availability and APU repair turn time.

Through this agreement, TurbineAero provides the USAF’s APU repair depot at Hill AFB with complete logistics supply and engineering support for their repair services, which typically includes approximately 10,000 parts supplied annually, with a significant majority delivered within 24 hrs of request. In addition to engineering and product reliability services worldwide, TurbineAero provides APU Line support training to U.S. Air Force maintainers at their Chandler, Arizona facility, and has trained over 450 C-17 support specialists.

“TurbineAero is pleased to once again be selected by Boeing for this prestigious work, in support of the US Air Force’s front line transport aircraft,” said Peter Gille, Chief Executive Officer of TurbineAero.

“The men and women of TurbineAero take great pride in providing this service to Boeing and United States Air Force and we view every APU coming out of our shop as an opportunity to demonstrate to our Air Force’s C-17 service members, that they can count on our technical capability, commitment to excellence and sense of urgency to ensure that they have the auxiliary power they need, when they need it, wherever they need it, across the globe.”

About TurbineAero Inc.:

TurbineAero, a portfolio company of The Gores Group, is the leading APU MRO service provider of comprehensive, flexible and reliable solutions to the global aerospace community. As the largest independent APU MRO globally, TurbineAero repairs, sells, leases, tests, and certifies APU and related parts accessories. TurbineAero currently has four locations, three business units are located near Phoenix, AZ and the fourth is a newly constructed, 80,000 sq. ft facility, just outside of Bangkok, Thailand. For more information, please visit