Associated Air Center Receives Maintenance and Refurbishment Contract for Boeing 757 for Latin American Head of State

Tempe, Ariz. – May 29, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has taken delivery of a Boeing 757-200ER for an undisclosed Latin American Head of State.

The scope of work includes scheduled maintenance, cabin/cabin systems enhancements and communication upgrades, along with incorporating Service Bulletin (SB), Airworthiness Directives (AD) requirements.

“Having long-standing, repeat, Head of State (HOS) customers is a testimonial that our VIP customers choose to continue their relationship with Associated Air Center, trusting the safety and comfort of their passengers to our long-tenured team of experienced, trained and dedicated engineers, technicians and craftsmen,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center.

AAC initially completed this aircraft back in 1989 and has since completed more Boeing 757-200ER HOS/VIP interiors than any completion center in the world.

AAC’s Love Field Hangar facility is capable of accommodating, fully enclosed, either two Boeing757 (with winglets) or three BBJ-type aircraft (also with winglets)

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