Associated Air Center Receives “Approved Repair Station” Status from Multiple Governments throughout Asia, Middle East and Africa

Tempe, Ariz. – March 20, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced that it has received approval as an authorized maintenance organization from the aviation authorities of the Peoples Republic of China, the State of Kuwait, the Sultanate of Oman and the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The approvals allow AAC to perform maintenance and modifications on the aircraft registered to those governments under the guidelines listed therein for each governmental aviation authority. The specific agencies and scope of work authorized are listed below.

  • Federal Republic of Nigeria – Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) – Part-145 Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) – Maintenance and modifications on Nigerian registered aircraft.
  • State of Kuwait – Kuwait Civil Aviation Safety Regulations (KCASR) – Part-145 Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) – Maintenance and modifications on Kuwaiti registered aircraft.
  • Sultanate of Oman – Public Authority for Civil Aviation – Directorate General of Safety and Aviation Services (DGSAS) – Part-145 Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) – Maintenance and modifications on Oman registered aircraft.
  • Peoples Republic of China – Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) – Part 145 Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) – Maintenance and modifications on Chinese registered aircraft.

“AAC continues to be a global leader in completion and maintenance for Boeing and Airbus in the VIP completion industry,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “By expanding our base of global regulatory approvals, we provide greater service and support flexibility for our growing global VIP customer base.”

The approvals were granted in late 2012 and all work will be conducted at AAC’s Love field facility in Dallas, Texas. Currently, AAC is pursuing Regulatory Agency Repair Station Approval for the government of Mexico for future maintenance, repair and modification work on Mexico registered aircraft.

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.

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. 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.

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