Scottsdale, Ariz.– May 10, 2017 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s large transport category completions center,recently redelivered a custom cabin installation for a U.S.-based, VIP configured 737-500 “Classic” aircraft customer.
The program and installation included removing a custom cabin from a 737-200 donor aircraft, including interface between the two airframes to address the differences between aircraft models.
The custom cabin installation included a new executive lavatory, fabricated by AAC technicians. Downtime included scheduled maintenance plus Corrosion Protection and Control Programs (CPCP) inspections, gear and flap overhauls and flight control removal/reinstallation to restore paint finish.
The program was completed in only four months at AAC’s facility in Dallas Texas.
“Our customer came to us with a very unusual and challenging request to combine interior assets from two different airplane models,” said Tony Brancato, President of AAC. “After carefully listening and fully utilizing our unique engineering capabilities, we successfully designed around existing cabin interfaces to provide a new and cost effective interior, while minimizing aircraft downtime.”
AAC has long been the leader in VIP cabin completions and this new program gives operators an additional solution and more options in outfitting custom aircraft cabins.
AAC 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.
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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.