Airline of the Year, Air New Zealand, Selects StandardAero for Turboprop Engine MRO

Tempe, Ariz. – February 27, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed a service agreement with Air New Zealand for turboprop engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) work for all three of their regional airlines: Eagle Airways, Air Nelson and Mount Cook.

This agreement is an expansion and formalization of the services StandardAero has been providing for Air New Zealand carrier, Eagle Airways for the last several years. Today’s announcement expands that successful relationship to include the airline’s two other regional carriers – Air Nelson Ltd., which has already received several engine refurbishments under the program, and Mount Cook Airlines Ltd.

“StandardAero values its new partnership with Air New Zealand,” said Tom Roche, Vice President, Turboprop Programs, StandardAero. “Air New Zealand is a globally-recognized and respected airline in the international air carrier market. Being selected by an airline of their caliber is a strategic win for StandardAero and serves as a testimonial to the value they see in us. Partnering with such a high profile, quality airline provides us the ability to expand the reputation of the StandardAero brand throughout the South Pacific, while offering Air New Zealand the excellence in service quality they need to maintain their fleet.”

Service will be provided on all three regional operator’s fleets of turboprop aircraft. Eagle Airways operates a fleet of 18 Beech 1900D aircraft; Air Nelson operates a fleet of 23 Bombardier Q300 aircraft; and Mount Cook operates a fleet of 11 Avions de Transport Regional ATR72-500 aircraft. All work will be performed at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Canada facility with support from its Service Centre in Sydney, Australia.

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. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at