Associated Air Center Awarded Boeing 747 Full Aircraft Completion Contract For Middle Eastern Customer

Tempe, Ariz. – October 1, 2012 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has signed a contract for the VVIP interior completion of a wide body aircraft for a Middle-Eastern country. Today’s announcement represents the first Boeing 747-8i series completion for AAC and marks its sixth wide-body completion project. To date, Associated Air Center has also successfully performed 81 narrow-body/single aisle aircraft completions.

“Today’s announcement is a major win for the AAC team,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “It offers an excellent, long-term work scope and demonstrates that we are in the wide body business to stay, and in a big way, with two large interior completion projects in our hangars.”

Jack Lawless, StandardAero’s Chief Operating Officer and President of Associated Air Center also commented on the team’s victory adding that the occasion, “demonstrates AAC’s credibility within the industry to effectively manage and execute the large and complex interior modification, as well as underscores AAC strong and long-standing cooperative partnership with Boeing.”

The contract was signed on September 19, 2012. AAC will take delivery of the green aircraft during the fourth quarter of this year.

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