Scottsdale, Ariz. – March 20, 2017 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center, has completed the company’s 21st Airbus completion project with the redelivery of an ACJ 320 aircraft. In addition to this milestone, this redelivery also represents the company’s 22nd total completion – including both Boeing and Airbus wide body and narrow body aircraft programs – for Head of State Customers around the globe.
The recent ACJ320 program was for a Middle Eastern Head of State customer and the aircraft was redelivered from AAC’s Dallas Love Field facilities on March 9.
The ACJ320 program began as a green aircraft for AAC. The VVIP interior was designed by Andrew Winch and featured a master suite, office, dining lounge, entertainment lounge and specialty seating for guests. AAC technicians then engineered and manufactured the interior furnishings with newly developed construction methods to achieve the customer’s aggressive weight requirements. In addition to the interior, AAC also achieved the installation and certification KA Antenna System with FAA STC and EASA validation for this customer.
“By reducing the overall interior weight 10% under the customers’ specifications, the aircraft provides greater range and reduced operating costs.AAC continues to develop and enhance innovative weight reductions into our current and future customers’ platforms,” said Chip Fichtner, Vice President of Business Development, for Associated Air Center.
In 2016, AAC redelivered two other Head of State aircraft — a wide body Boeing 747-8 and wide body Boeing 787-800.
Associated Air Center provides world-class program management and ODA certification authority to keep airplane programs on schedule and provides industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. The company’s vertically-integrated, state of the art facility employs the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish.
Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Transport Category VIP completion center in Dallas, Texas, is the global leader in BBJ completions and the most experienced completion company in the industry. Authorized by both Boeing and Airbus, AAC offers full completion capabilities for both narrow body and wide body aircraft, including maintenance, refurbishment, modifications and upgrades. AAC’s vertically-integrated, state-of-the-art facility provides world-class interior design, engineering and completion capabilities, engine and airframe MRO and ODA certification authority. AAC provides the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish, keeping airplane programs on schedule; providing industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. Founded in 1948 as Associate Radio, the company has served the VVIP market and global Heads of State for over six decades.
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.