Associated Air Center Announces Chip Fichtner as Vice President, Engineering

Tempe, Ariz. – October 5, 2011 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced today that Chip Fichtner has been selected as AAC’s Vice President, Engineering. Fichtner comes to Associated Air Center from Gore Design Completions in San Antonio, Texas.

“We are very pleased to announce Chip as the newest member of our leadership team,” said Troy Jonas, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. ”With over 20 years of experience in large cabin VIP Completions, his engineering leadership and industry experience serves as one more arrow in AACs quiver of excellence and craftsmanship.”

Prior to joining StandardAero, Fichtner served as Director of Production, Engineering and Program Management for Gore Design Completions where he led the engineering, operations, and program management effort on multiple narrow and wide body VVIP completions. Prior to Gore, Fichtner worked for Ozark Aircraft Systems, LLC where, as Vice President, Engineering and Quality he led a start-up VVIP completion and MRO business to gross sales of over $100 million. Fichtner also has held leadership positions for Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems and the Grumman Corporation.

Associated Air Center is a custom completion, refurbishment, modification upgrade and maintenance center for VVIP, part 135 or charter aircraft, and is a an Authorized Service Center for Airbus ACJs and Boeing BBJs. AAC provides program management and ODA certification within a state-of-the-art, vertically-integrated, advanced engineering facility providing comprehensive customer service, from start to finish.

StandardAero and Associated Air Center will be exhibiting at the 64th Annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Expo on Oct. 10–12, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev., (Booth N6116).

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe 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, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations. The company is celebrating 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