MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. April 22, 2020. M International, Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.
Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC) awarded a 10-year, $6.1 billion, enterprise contract vehicle to 42 small business industry partners on April 14, enabling U.S. Navy, government customers and international partners to procure aircraft maintenance services and sustainment support quicker.
The Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines—commonly called KRACEn—is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) MAC that will provide maintenance services and support for single satellite sites, small aircraft quantities, personnel to augment government maintenance teams and overhaul capabilities for aircraft components and subsystems. This is COMFRC’s first, multi-billion contract award.
The MAC’s scope of work, which is set aside for small-businesses, includes modification kit build and installations, recovery of downed aircraft, repair and overhaul of aircraft and components, repair and overhaul of engines and augmentation labor supplement for maintenance both ashore and afloat.
“As one of 42 small business industry partners, Keystone Turbine Services will help enable COMFRC to effectively use the KRACEn enterprise contract vehicle allowing the Navy meet its sustainment needs expeditiously while delivering improved outcomes,” COMFRC Executive Director Roy Harris said. “KRACEn is a crucial addition to our traditional organic capabilities, providing us with the means to tap into the expertise of small business industry partners.”
The nature of the work covered by KRACEn—simple platform, organizational-level Contractor Logistic Services (CLS) requirements involving few aircraft, elemental or off-aircraft tasks—is well-suited for small businesses, according to COMFRC Acquisition Group, CLS Division Lead Chris Giggey. The CLS Division, formally known as the Fast Acquisition Solutions to Enable Readiness (FASTER) team, was charted by Commander, Naval Air Systems Command in 2018 to improve acquisition speed and quality of services by developing expertise in CLS contracting.
“I’m proud to recognize Keystone Turbine Services as an Awardee on this MAC supporting the U.S. Navy and additional Government customers, ensuring enhanced Fleet readiness,” stated Rob Ruck, President & COO of M International, Inc. “This award recognizes Keystone’s hard work, commitment to excellence and the continuous drive to excel shown by all of our employees. Our customers know they’ll receive the very best in quality and service from Keystone - every time.”
About Keystone Turbine Services
With over 42 years of continuous service and experience, KTS is one of Rolls-Royce's largest certificated Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) supporting all variants of the M250 Series engine, modules, accessories and components. In addition, KTS is an FAA and EASA certificated Part 145 Repair Station and certificated Honeywell Authorized Warranty and Repair Station (AWARS) for Maintenance, Overhaul, Repair and Testing of Rolls-Royce M250 and Pratt & Whitney PT6A and PT6T Fuel Controls, Power Turbine Governors and related components.
About M International
Since 1979, M International has been a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, they hold several worldwide distribution agreements including T53 & T55 spare parts. In addition to KTS, M International is also the parent company of Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Columbia, Canada); MINT Turbines (Stroud, Oklahoma) and Southwest Fuel Systems (Stroud, Oklahoma).