Scottsdale, Ariz. – June 6, 2016 – StandardAero's Augusta, Georgia MRO facility delivered its first Falcon 50EX Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 integrated cockpit avionics upgrade in early June. By establishing this capability in Augusta, the company is now able to complete the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 modifications at two facilities, including its Springfield, Illinois location. The first installation in Augusta represents the company's overall 17th Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 delivery. Augusta's second Falcon 50EX Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 aircraft is already in the shop undergoing the modification.
"StandardAero is providing customers with more capacity and more choices on where they would like to get these upgrades accomplished," said Colleen Back, Director of Programs and Business Development for StandardAero Business Aviation. "Our goal is to give customers more options when it comes to extending the functionality and capability of their aircraft."
StandardAero's Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade includes WAAS/LPV, which is a prerequisite for FANS-1A. With the addition of ADS-B and TCAS 7.1, the Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21 upgrade extends the life of a Pro Line equipped Falcon and makes the aircraft completely compliant with the upcoming 2020 mandates.
"Upgrading a Falcon 50 with Pro Line 21 provides significant value to owners, operators and pilots by enabling increased aircraft value, improved safety, increased reliability, reduced weight and lower cost of ownership -- along with the best value retrofit display system solution available today," Back added.
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. 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. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company's web site at www.standardaero.com.