Orlando, Fla. – November 2, 2016 – StandardAero and Hampton Aviation signed a three-year Authorized Service Center agreement for PT6A engine services at the 2016 NBAA-BACE event in Orlando, Florida. The agreement will provide King Air operators the advantage of one-stop shop services for engine and airframe services.
Under the agreement, StandardAero and Hampton will collaborate on PT6A engine removal and installations, line maintenance, hot section Inspections, engine overhauls, heavy maintenance and engine upgrades. Heavy engine maintenance and overhauls will be performed by StandardAero at the company's Winnipeg, Canada facility. The partnership was completed with company executives signing the agreement on November 2.
Hampton Aviation is a King Air heavy structural repair, inspections and modification facility located at Mena Intermountain Municipal Airport (KMEZ) in Mena, Arkansas. The FAA Certified Repair Station specializes in heavy structural repair, maintenance and modifications on all variants of King Air aircraft. The company has 40 qualified professionals on staff with 65,000 square feet of facilities and has been serving the aviation industry for 50 years. Since 2003, Hampton Aviation has also served as the premier King Air inspection and repair facility for the U.S. Army, Air Force and Navy.
"Since 1965, we have maintained a singular focus: taking care of our customers. Our King Air skills and experience make our relationship with StandardAero a perfect match," said Larry Davis, President of Hampton Aviation.
"We are proud to partner with Hampton Aviation as they bring a similar service philosophy to our mutual customers along with decades of experience in aviation repairs and modifications with a focus on quality, cost effectiveness, and turn-around time," said Todd Vanderhyde, Director of Sales for StandardAero.
StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Designated Distributor and Overhaul and Facility (DDOF). With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, the company provides options and recommendations that are tailored to specific operator needs. StandardAero's technicians, facilities and infrastructure have been specifically designed for P&WC PT6A component repair and maintenance events with the goal of minimizing downtime and reducing operator costs.
For more information, go to: http://www.standardaero.com/Engines/PrattWhitney/PT6A.aspx.
Visit StandardAero at Booth 2296 at the Orange County Convention Center during the 2016 NBAA – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition on November 1-3 in Orlando, Florida. For more information, go to www.standardaero.com.
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.