Tempe, Ariz. – December 15, 2014 – Associated Air Center (AAC) recently signed a contract for a new, green Airbus A320CJ VVIP narrow-body completion project. This project represents the company’s 18th A320 completion program since becoming and Airbus Completion Center in 2003.
The cabin layout for the aircraft will feature a nose-to-tail customized VVIP interior equipped with a custom forward galley complex, a master bedroom and lavatory, followed by a large main lounge separated into three areas – a mid-cabin VIP lavatory, an aft staff area and passenger lavatory and an aft custom galley. The aircraft will also be equipped with a state-of-the-art In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) system featuring large bulkhead mounted LED screens, Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) and surround sound. The passenger connectivity will feature Satcom Broad Band (SSB) and GSM on-board.
The project will begin immediately with interior design and development of the technical specifications. The new A320CJ aircraft is expected to arrive at AAC’s Dallas facility in August, 2015.
“We are pleased to have signed this project and looking forward to delivering another high-quality completion for this prominent and repeat customer,” said James Colleary, President of AAC. “2014 has been a banner year for AAC and we are actively biding and loading our shop and completion schedules for 2015 and beyond.”
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.