Associated Air Center Announces Boeing Business Jet Refurbishment Agreement for West African Head of State

Tempe, Ariz. – September 11, 2012 – Associated Air Center, StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has signed an agreement for the maintenance and interior refurbishment of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) for a West African Head of State. The work will take place over the next several months.

The customer is a repeat customer of AAC’s, delivering the aircraft new back in 2006. At that time, the aircraft represented AAC’s 14th BBJ completion since 1998, when becoming a BBJ Authorized Completion and Service Center.

“The return of this aircraft to AAC, for this first major work-scope since initially entering into service, was possible due to the reliable interior and interior systems installed by AAC and the support that AAC has provided this customer for the last six years,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “This repeat business confirms customer confidence in our dedicated people, experience and skills to support their elegant interiors and complex systems.”

StandardAero’s 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.

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