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Tony Brancato

Associated Air Center

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Tony Brancato was appointed President, Associated Air Center (AAC) in 2017. AAC is StandardAero’s Transport Category VVIP completion center located in Dallas, Texas. AAC is the global leader in BBJ completions and the most experienced company in the industry providing narrow body and wide body completions, as well as MRO services. Brancato reports directly to the CEO of StandardAero and serves as a member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Brancato has more than three decades of aerospace industry experience, most recently working at Walbro, LLC, a Carlyle portfolio company. Prior to that, he held executive roles with Honeywell Aerospace, including VP of Global Business Aviation Aftermarket which generated more than $1.4B in revenue and managed a network of 300 service centers. He also served as President of Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, a 2,700 person high security operation for the U.S. DOE. Prior to Honeywell, Brancato worked in leadership positions at Textron Lycoming and Rockwell International. He holds an Associate of Science degree in Engineering and FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate from Long Beach City College of California. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from University of New Haven. In addition, Brancato has completed Honeywell’s Executive Development Program and is a Six Sigma certified Black Belt.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services, including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. The company is a global enterprise that employs nearly 3,500 employees worldwide with approximately $1.8 billion in annual revenues. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. StandardAero is owned by and partnered with Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City.