Associated Air Center Announces Re-delivery of 24th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)

Tempe, Ariz. – February 21, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced it has re-delivered its 24th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) since becoming a BBJ Authorized Completion and Service Center in 1998. The completion was for a Far Eastern customer.

“Today’s announcement represents our second BBJ interior completion for this same customer and underscores the confidence that repeat customers put in our ability to deliver on our commitments,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “In addition, having a second BBJ interior certified under the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) reflects the confidence that foreign regulatory agencies put in AAC’s Repair Station and ODA.”

The BBJ aircraft will be operated in world-wide charter (under FAA/CAAC Part 135) equipped and configured with a VVIP interior occupancy greater than 19 passengers for Taxi, Take-Off & Landing (T, T & L). Interior decorative materials, although elegant and durable, will still maintain compliance with the more stringent FAA/CAAC smoke & heat release requirements (65/65).

At 24, AAC leads the industry in BBJ aircraft interior completions.

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