Associated Air Center Signs 90th VVIP Completion Contract with Airbus A320 Customer

Scottsdale, Ariz. – June 9, 2015 – Associated Air Center (AAC) signed a new, green Airbus A320CJ VVIP narrow-body completion project contract with an undisclosed Middle-Eastern customer on June 5. This project represents AAC’s 90th VVIP completion program during the company’s long history in the industry.

The new A320CJ aircraft is expected to arrive at AAC’s Dallas facility in mid-July, 2015 and is scheduled to be redelivered to the customer in September, 2016.

The cabin layout for the aircraft will feature a VIP bedroom, private lounge, dining area, large entertainment lounge and a staff area. This aircraft will also be outfitted with a state-of-the-art cabin management system and JetWave (Ka band) Satcom system.”

This is exciting news for AAC as it demonstrates our continued leadership in the competitive market of interior completions,” said James Colleary, President of AAC. “We look forward to working to complete this project on time and within budget.”

In addition to this new project, AAC currently has two wide body projects underway in its Dallas facilities, including Boeing 748-8 and a Boeing 787. Both projects are scheduled to be completed later this year.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. 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. On May 26, 2015, DAE Ltd. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell 100% of StandardAero to an affiliate of Veritas Capital. More information can be found on the company’s web site at