Associated Air Center Signs Contract for 18th BBJ VVIP Completion

NBAA, Atlanta — Associated Air Center (AAC) located at Dallas Love Field today announced a new contract for a custom interior completion of a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ), for an undisclosed customer.

“This aircraft, which represents the 18th BBJ completion by Associated Air Center, will be outfitted with a cutting edge, luxury interior including a living/media room, dining room, master and guest bedrooms and a bar/galley,” said AAC President Jeff Bosque. “The skills, expertise and artistry of our staff are recognized worldwide.”

The aircraft is at the AAC Dallas facility and preliminary work began in July. The aircraft will be re-delivered to the customer in mid-2008, for a completion time of 14 months.

The AAC interior design team will work closely with the customer’s interior designer to develop a yacht inspired cabin environment.

The aircraft also will have a full cabin management system, with in-flight technology that includes satellite TV, wireless Internet and communications.

Associated Air Center is both a Designated Completion Center and Factory Authorized Service Center for the BBJ. It offers a full range of design and luxurious completion options for transport class aircraft.

Standard Aero and Landmark Aviation, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering companies with $1.3 billion in combined annual revenue, specialize 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. Associated Air Center produces luxury and VIP interiors for transport size aircraft. The companies, part of the DAE Engineering division, form 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.

DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – Airports, Capital, Engineering, Manufacturing, Services and University.

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 kilometer airport and logistics city. 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.

DAE’s shareholders include EMAAR, ISTITHMAR, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.