Tarbes, France, July 11, 2016 – Daher today announced its selection of StandardAero as the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services supplier for Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 engines that power Daher’s family of TBM very fast turboprop aircraft based in Europe. Following an extended selection process, a three-year contract was awarded to StandardAero for coverage to be available to all European TBM customers for their PT6A turbine powerplants. TBM aircraft operated by the French Ministry of Defense in a fleet managed by Daher under a Full Operational Support agreement also are included in this coverage. StandardAero is recognized by Pratt & Whitney Canada as a designated distributor and overhaul services provider for the PT6A. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides options and recommendations that are tailored to specific operator needs.
StandardAero's facilities and infrastructure have been specifically designed for component repair and maintenance events with the goal of minimizing downtime and reducing operator costs.
"We have selected StandardAero for its excellent track record in MRO operations, which fully match our expectations – and the requirements of our European operators – for support," commented Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the Daher Airplane Business Unit. "High-quality, competitive and comprehensive support is part of the formula for success with our TBM family, and having StandardAero on our team will enable us to deliver the best service in the marketplace."
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.