MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. April 22, 2020. M International, Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma) 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, MINT Turbines 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 MINT Turbines as an Awardee on this MAC supporting the U.S. Navy and additional Government customers,” stated Rob Ruck, President & COO of M International, Inc. “This award recognizes our employees for their hard work and dedication to providing the very best in engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul services every day, and we look forward to supporting the U.S. Navy to ensure their enhanced Fleet readiness.”
About MINT Turbines
MINT Turbines has over 40 years of unmatched service excellence supporting the Honeywell T53 and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A & PT6T families of gas turbine engines. MINT’s services include maintenance, repairs, exchanges, overhauls, testing and field troubleshooting support unequaled in the industry. Their level of excellence was achieved by directing all efforts and resources towards efficient, high-quality production and outstanding customer service. MINT is proud of their quality achievements as one of the few Service Centers in North America to achieve both ISO 9001:2015 and AS9110C certifications. Additional services include support for the 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 MINT Turbines, M International is also the parent company of Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Columbia, Canada); Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) and Southwest Fuel Systems (Stroud, Oklahoma).
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