Associated Air Center Delivers First VVIP BBJ to Operate in China

Dallas, Texas – February 15, 2012 – StandardAero’s Associated Air Center (AAC) received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) authorizing the company to perform VVIP interior aircraft work on Boeing Business Jets by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and subsequently, the company was able to deliver the first Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) that will operate in China.

Deer Jet, a Chinese airline and aviation company, took delivery of the aircraft and flew from Dallas to Beijing on January 18. This VVIP custom completion aircraft was AAC’s first completion project for a Chinese customer.

“The level of elegance on this aircraft is superb we are very pleased with the airplane, our workmanship and all of the hard work that went into the completion of this project,” said Troy Jonas, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “More importantly, we delivered the aircraft just in time for the upcoming Chinese holiday seasons,” he added.

AAC is the world’s most experienced BBJ VVIP completion center and has delivered 83 large cabin aircraft since 1980. The company’s single-site facility is completely vertically integrated to offer the highest level of engineering capability in the industry and its disciplined program management system ensures projects are of the highest quality with on-time delivery meeting all customer requirements. AAC’s ODA and full authorization and certification authority ensure that completion projects are safe and in compliance with regulations OEM specifications. In addition, the company offers the best warranty/service/support for its many long-time customers.

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