Scottsdale, Ariz. – November 8, 2016 – StandardAero has signed a new agreement with Chinese partner, ChongQing General Aviation Co., Ltd. (CQGA), establishing CQGA as the company's first StandardAero Approved Service Center for Rolls-Royce M250 engine Maintenance services in China. The agreement was signed by CQGA and StandardAero executives on November 1 at the Zhuhai Airshow.
The new agreement will provide Chinese operators access to an approved facility for M250 maintenance level services with support from StandardAero, a Rolls-Royce M250 Approved Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC).
CQGA will have the capabilities, training, tooling and inventory to support most M250 operations and maintenance requirements on-site at its state-of-the-art Chongqing location. StandardAero will provide overhaul level maintenance from its Singapore location.
"With our new partnership, CQGA will have access to the StandardAero support network, engine parts, approved training programs and engineering support for their customers operating M250 engines," said Manny Atwal, Vice President & General Manager for StandardAero Helicopters. "We're excited about our first partnership in China, providing ground level to support a helicopter market that should see significant growth in the coming years."
In addition, the agreement will assure that Chinese customers' M250 engines will be maintained in accordance with engine OEM requirements.
"Cooperating with the world largest independent Engine MRO provider, CQGA will greatly improve its competence in engine maintenance service," said Zou Xiangui, Vice General Manager of CQGA, "The new Service Center will be committed to provide the best services to the customers in China market."
StandardAero has been a long-time, legacy partner servicing the Rolls-Royce helicopter engine family for nearly 50 years and is one of the oldest, largest and broadest capability organizations in the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network.
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. StandardAero is owned by and partnered with 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.
CQGA is a subsidiary company wholly owned by ChongQing General Aviation Industry Group Co., Ltd.(CGAG) which is involved in a whole general aviation industry chain and acquired 100% shares of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation in 2012. CQGA is operating under CCAR-91 Certificate of Operation and CCAR-145 Maintenance Permit. Meanwhile, CQGA is an Enstrom authorized Helicopter Maintenance Organization & China Customer Service Facility of Bell Helicopter Corporation. CQGA's main business covers emergency rescue, aerial forest fire protection, agricultural spay, aerial photography, aerial advertising, air patrol, urban fire control, helicopter hosted service, helicopter maintenance, aviation material sales etc. More information can be found on the company's web site at www.cqga.com.cn.