SAN ANTONIO - Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma has awarded a $325.8 million contract to San Antonio-based Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions, formerly known as Kelly Aviation Center, according to the U.S. Department of Defense.
The contract is for the overhaul and repair of the T56 engine and component parts. The work will be performed in the Alamo City and is expected to be completed by Nov. 5, 2017.
The T56 is a turboprop engine used in a number of aircraft, including the U.S. Air Force's C-130.
Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions is located at Port San Antonio, site of the former Kelly Air Force Base, on the city's Southwest Side.
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