Associated Air Center Continues Innovative Facilities Expansions and Investments

Tempe, Ariz. – January 30, 2014 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP completions center in Dallas, Texas has announced additional facilities expansion efforts and investments to accommodate recent wide body completion wins including 747-8 and 787-8 projects during the last six months.

Recently completed facility expansions include the addition of a 7,200 square foot mobile tail enclosure that measures 120′ wide, 60′ deep and stands 75′-9″ tall. Weighing in at 95 tons, the tail enclosure was constructed on site and is designed to be moved with existing aircraft tugs. The mobile tail enclosure structure is equipped with fire protection system, fire alarm system, high bay lighting and low volt electrical connections throughout the structure.

In addition to the tail enclosure, AAC has incorporated a new fixed nose extension which provides the largest VIP wide body completion projects full cover and protection within its existing facilities.

“These expanded capabilities now allow our company to completely house wide-body aircraft – nose to tail within our facility,” said Jack Lawless, CEO of AAC.

AAC’s wide body completion business has experienced a recent boom having completed a very complex A330 project in addition to winning two new completion bids for 747 and 787 wide body projects in the last year.

“We are also continuing to pursue several other wide and narrow body projects and continuing to serve the market as the VVIP completion leader in our industry,” Lawless said. “Our goal is to serve the VVIP wide and narrow body marketplace as a leader in quality, service and innovation in the years ahead.”

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. 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.