P3-Orion is a turboprop maritime surveillance, anti-surface warfare, anti-submarine aircraft, powered by four turboprop Allison T56 A14 engines. Among P-3 aircraft main missions are logistic support and maritime search and rescue, thanks to its great fuel capacity (35,000 liters), range (average 4,000 miles) and endurance exceeding 12 hours.



In 2015 FAdeA and the Argentine Navy started a maintenance and recovery process including wing revitalization and PMI Inspection (Integrated Maintenance Program) for the entire P-3 Orion fleet in order to keep them in service beyond 2030.