Associated Air Center Signs 12th BBJ 12-Year Inspection Customer

Tempe, Ariz. – March 18, 2014 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP completion center in Dallas, Texas, has signed its 12th BBJ 12-year inspection with Star Aviation. In addition to having completed to date 24 “green” BBJ interiors, achieving this heavy maintenance inspection milestone makes AAC the most experienced BBJ completion center in the world.

The work scope for this project includes an airframe overhaul level, 12-year aircraft inspection, in addition to incorporating various avionics FANS upgrades and landing gear overhaul. The project, which began in March, 2014 is expected to be completed by July, 2014.

The Star Aviation BBJ cabin interior was originally outfitted by AAC in 2002 and since that time, this customer has continued to rely on AAC to fulfill regular scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, refurbishment and cabin systems upgrades needs.

“The signing of this 12th BBJ 12-year inspection continues to show AAC’s commitment in supporting our repeat customers” said Patricio Altuna, Executive Vice President, AAC.

In addition, AAC recently redelivered its 11th 12-year check in February of this year. The 11th completion was a comprehensive inspection and refurbishment. The completed workscope included a full cabin refurbishment, replacement of a vintage Cabin Management System (CMS) and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems with the latest Rockwell-Collins Venue™ High Definition Cabin Management System and replacement of an earlier fluorescent and incandescent lighting with the newest LED cabin lighting system. The maintenance also included AAC’s first Nitrogen Generation System (NGS) service bulletin installation. The aircraft landing gear overhaul was also completed during scheduled downtime.

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.

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. 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.