Scottsdale, Ariz. – February 8, 2016 – StandardAero announced that Associated Air Center (AAC), its Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, recently redelivered its 13th Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 12-year inspection to a U.S. based customer.
“By maximizing the available lead and downtime, the aircraft had a complete cabin refurbishment during the inspection to include all new covering materials creating an all new interior,” said James Colleary, President of AAC. “The new interior included veneer replacements on cabin monuments, giving the cabin a contemporary feel while extending the current cabin life.”
In addition, the aircraft’s cabin management and in-flight entertainment systems were also upgraded with Rockwell Collins’ “Venue” High Definition Entertainment system. The Satcom system was changed to SwiftBroadband for high speed data and internet reception utilizing a Satcom Direct internet router. Additional improvements included a new Alto audio sound system and B/E Aerospace LED lighting.
Twelve-year inspection maintenance workscope included bringing the airworthiness directives and manufacturers’ service bulletins into current compliance. The landing gear was also zero time overhauled and all aircraft and engine-due listed items for time and cycles were completed.
Since 2011, this aircraft represents the 13th BBJ 12-year inspection, cabin systems upgrades and cabin refurbishment accomplished by AAC.
Associated Air Center is a recognized leader in cabin completions and refurbishments for Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Supporting its reputation for excellence in quality and distinction is the company’s MRO division which provide on time delivery performance and consistency in customer satisfaction.
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. StandardAero is owned by and partnered with 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 www.standardaero.com.