Associated Air Center Signs Tenth BBJ 12-Year Overhaul Maintenance Inspection Check for Middle Eastern Customer

Geneva, Switzerland – May 22, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, has signed its tenth Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) 12-year overhaul phase maintenance inspection check. Included with the 12-year maintenance inspection, will be the installation of a new full Cabin Management System (CMS) and new LED lighting.

As part of the service, the aircraft will also undergo the required overhaul inspection maintenance that is due every 12 years including full cabin removal and reinstallation for fuselage inner skin inspection, lower belly auxiliary tank removal and reinstall and landing gear overhaul. The aircraft will be at AAC for approximately 3 ½ months while the service is being completed.

“With our interior modifications and completions expertise, combined with our capability to provide landing gear overhauls along with our full CFM56-7 engine MRO access through StandardAero, AAC provides one-stop shop service unavailable with most VIP completion centers,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center.

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.

StandardAero will be exhibiting at the 2013 European Business Aviation Convention and Expo (EBACE), May 21– 23, 2013, in Geneva, Switzerland; Booth 2047.

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. 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.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at