Associated Air Center Completes First BBJ Split Scimitar Winglets Installation

Dallas, Texas – December 6, 2016 – Associated Air Center (AAC) has completed the company’s first installation of Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets for a U.S.-based Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) customer. The installation was completed after a scheduled yearly inspection at AAC’s Dallas Love Field facility.

The project included a wing trailing edge wedge installation and an outboard wing ballast installation. The winglets were modified at Aviation Partners Boeing facility in Wichita, Kansas. Subsequently, AAC reinstalled the winglets on the BBJ with the new ventral strake, completing the split scimitar design. The installation is the first of several proposed winglet installations that AAC will be offering to their BBJ customers.

“The Split Scimitar Winglet modification will help our customer reduce fuel burn and associated carbon dioxide emissions while increasing overall aircraft payload capability and improving performance at both take off and cruise altitudes,” said James Colleary, President of AAC.

AAC’s production team completed the work under budget and on time for the customer’s aircraft redelivery schedule. In addition, annual inspection also included several Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives.

Associated Air Center is a recognized leader in cabin completions and refurbishments for Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Supporting its reputation for excellence in quality and distinction is the company’s MRO division which provide on time delivery performance and consistency in customer satisfaction.

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. AAC provides the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish, keeping airplane programs on schedule; providing industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. 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. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’s web site at