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Tuesday, March 8, 2022

StandardAero Recognized by Rolls-Royce for the 2022 “FIRST Class Service” and “Outstanding Partnership” Awards during annual FIRST Network Recognition Event

13th Consecutive Year of Winning an Award for M250 and RR300 Helicopter Engine MRO Excellence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 8, 2022 – StandardAero was recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2022 “FIRST Class Service” and “Outstanding Partnership” awards on March 7.  The awards program, held during the annual HAI/HeliExpo show, recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 and RR300 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide.

StandardAero was awarded two out of four Rolls-Royce awards this year with the legacy StandardAero Helicopters business unit winning the “FIRST Class Service” award and the newly acquired H+S Aviation (a StandardAero company), receiving the “Outstanding Partnership” award.  2022 marked the 13th consecutive year that StandardAero has received one or more Rolls-Royce FIRST Network awards. 

The 2022 “FIRST Class Customer” award represents the facility that continually goes above and beyond to meet Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine MRO customers needs and that continually demonstrates a "can-do" mind set; proactively working with customers to overcome challenges, anticipating their needs and implementing creative solutions to keep their customers in the air.

The 2022 “Outstanding Partnership” award recognizes the facility that is an enabling partner and integral to the overall success of the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network.  This facility is critical to market success by consistently developing innovative and cost-effective capability to support the operators the FIRST Network and Rolls-Royce.

“Standard Aero continues to provide world-class service and reliability that is synonymous with the Rolls-Royce brand.  We appreciate the creative solutions Standard Aero brings to our M250 and RR300 customer base.  Standard Aero can always be trusted to offer quick and effective plans to keep our customers flying and therefore have earned a strong reputation in the MRO business.  Rolls-Royce looks forward to our continued partnership with the outstanding team at Standard Aero,” said Scott Cunningham, Rolls-Royce Program Director, Helicopters.

 “We are extremely appreciative and also humbled to be recognized again this year by our trusted partners and customers at Rolls-Royce,” said Peter Wheatley, Vice President & General Manager of StandardAero’s Helicopters business unit.  “The awards are a testament to the hardworking teams in our shops around the world and recognition of their commitment to operational excellence, quality and outstanding customer service.”

With three Rolls-Royce ­­­Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) designations and over 50 years of experience, StandardAero offers complete M250 and RR300 engine and accessory MRO services for operators around the world, completed by highly experienced technicians that have consistently raised the standard for quality workmanship and excellence in customer service within the industry.

The FIRST Network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers around the world.  With its competitive structure, operators can find affordable and reliable services anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines and related components. 

StandardAero’s theme at the annual 2022 HAI/Heli-Expo event is “Growing to Serve You Better.” Visit StandardAero at Booth 2417 at the Dallas Convention Center during Heli-Expo from March 8-10.  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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm Carlyle. For more information about StandardAero, go to www.standardaero.com.