Associated Air Center Wins Airbus A330 Wide-body Completion Contract

Geneva, Switzerland – May 14, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that Associated Air Center (AAC), its VVIP completions center in Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the completion contract for an Airbus A330-200 series, wide-body aircraft from a prominent customer who has requested to remain anonymous. The aircraft is green and represents AAC’s initial foray into the completion work for Airbus, wide-body aircraft. The contract was signed late March with estimated aircraft delivery date of mid-May, 2012.

While AAC has done many wide-body Boeing 747 and 767’s, today’s announcement is the first Airbus wide-body. StandardAero anticipates this to be the first of many more aircraft reflecting the company’s re-emergence into the wide-body VVIP market, as given the company’s excellent track record with Boeing, they anticipate this reputation to carryover into this category of Airbus aircraft, as well.

The A330-200 interior will reflect full cabin (nose-to-tail) customizations equipped with multi-region Sat-TV, high speed data, high definition (i.e. digital) In-Flight Entertainment (IFE), a comprehensive sound insulation package, a stand-up shower, etc. All amenities are furnished using the finest materials from AAC’s global supply chain team.

In the last 25 years, AAC has performed 83 VIP/HOS airliner cabin size completions representing the most airliner cabin size completions in the highly customized VVIP completions industry.

  • 31 “Classics” (earlier Boeing & Douglas models)
  • 10 Boeing 757s
  • 16 Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJs)
  • 22 Boeing Business Jets (BBJs)
  • 4 wide-body/long-range aircraft (Boeing 747/767)

StandardAero’s Associated Air Center provides superior program management and ODA certification authority to keep airplane programs on schedule and provides the most experience and outstanding 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 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