Associated Air Center Receives 145 Repair Station Certification from Indian Government

Scottsdale, Ariz. – July 12, 2016 – Associated Air Center (AAC) has received approval for 145 Repair Station Certification from the Director General of Civil Aviation from the government of India. The certification was received on June 20, 2016.

This new certification will allow AAC to provide interior completions, scheduled maintenance, cabin refurbishment and cabin systems upgrades for Indian registered VVIP aircraft at AAC’s FAR-145 FAA Repair Station, at the company’s Dallas Love Field location.

“This certification represents another effort to extend our capabilities to foreign operators. We look forward to providing the industry’s best maintenance/repair services for Indian registered VIP Aircraft,” said James Colleary, President of AAC.

AAC also holds an FAA Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) and numerous other foreign civil aviation certifications.

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