Associated Air Center Announces Major Refurbishment Agreement on Boeing Business Jet for Far Eastern Head of State

Tempe, Ariz. – February 21, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has signed an agreement for the heavy maintenance, interior systems upgrade and major cabin refurbishments of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) for a Far Eastern Head of State.

The work will take place over the next several months with a detailed workscope that includes a 12-Year Maintenance Check and landing gear overhaul, a new Cabin Management System (CMS), new In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) replacement of all VIP passenger seats and refurbishment of all soft goods in the aircraft interior.

“Although AAC was not the original interior outfitter for this aircraft, the customer brought it to us for its nine-year check. Their decision to use AAC for its 12-year check and other extensive refurbishments underscores our craftsmanship and ability to provide our customers unparalleled support,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “In addition, our vertically integrated system allows us to complete this major maintenance and overhaul scheduled event in parallel with extensive cabin and cabin systems refurbishments, reducing the customers down time.”

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.

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. 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. 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