Associated Air Center Wins Texas Environmental Excellence Award (TEEA) for Pollution Prevention

Tempe, Ariz. – April 22, 2013 – Associated Air Center (AAC), StandardAero’s Large Transport Category VIP Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, announced that it has received the state of Texas’ highest environmental achievement, the Texas Environmental Excellence Award. The award was given for AAC’s pollution reduction achievements involving chromate reduction and LED aircraft task lighting.

“Although being recognized for our environmental enhancement processes is an honor, the true motivation and gratification is the significance of our impact on the environment,” said Chris Schechter, Vice President & General Manager, Associated Air Center. “To successfully meet the 16-member Committee’s criteria of innovation, benefits, measurable outcomes, and education/knowledge transfer, means we’re employing world-class systems both in terms of our work flow and the environment. We’re very pleased to be doing our part and doing it well.”

AAC is receiving the award for its sustainability initiatives and continuous improvement projects in the reduction and/or elimination of products and processes that use hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) as well as the utilization of LED (light-emitting diode) task lighting within aircraft projects.

AAC continues to be recognized by the City of Dallas with consecutive Blue Thumb Awards and Pollution Prevention Awards. In 2012, the City of Dallas recognized AAC for reducing water consumption by 2 million gallons by modifying its fire pumps to dead-head during required weekly tests. The Texas Environmental Excellence Award, presented by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), has been approved by Texas Governor Rick Perry and will be presented to AAC on May 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas at the Austin Convention Center as part of the TCEQ Environmental Trade Fair and Conference.

StandardAero’s 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. 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