Associated Air Center Receives Organization Designation Authorization

Dallas, Texas – January 7, 2010 – Associated Air Center, the completions center for transport-category VIP aircraft, and a key business unit of StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Company, has successfully transitioned their Designated Alteration Station (DAS) to Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) at its Dallas, Texas location.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Aircraft Certification Office, ASW-190 (ACO) and the Associated Air Center certification team worked tirelessly to complete the transition before the November 14, 2009 deadline.

“This new type of FAA designation provides increased FAA delegation to our Dallas facility that will result in greater support efficiencies for AAC projects; a major milestone for the company and an important step towards achieving AAC’s future goals,“ said Jack Lawless, Chief Operating Officer of StandardAero and President of Associated Air Center.

Associated Air Center utilizes a team of experienced engineers, technologists, pilots and other industry professionals, allowing them to provide design and certification services leading to the issuance of Supplemental Type Certificates for alterations and modifications on a broad range of transport-category VIP aircraft. Modifications to these aircraft include completion of VVIP interiors, and cabin entertainment systems on “green” aircraft.

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.

About DAE:

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on Dubai’s dynamism and continuous growth in Aviation.

Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.