Garrett Aviation – Springfield, Ill. Receives FAA Diamond Award for Maintenance Training Excellence

Tempe, Ariz. — April 8, 2005— Garrett Aviation/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated Air Center, one of North America’s largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry, announced today that its Garrett Aviation-Springfield, Ill. repair station has been awarded the FAA Diamond Award—the highest level employer honors—for outstanding aviation maintenance training. The Garrett Aviation-Springfield maintenance facility has […]

Standard Aero Limited Wins 2005 CME Manitoba Export Award

Winnipeg, MB April 8, 2005 – The Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) presented Standard Aero Limited with the 2005 Manitoba Export Award during the presentation gala dinner held at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel on Thursday, March 10th of 2005 Manufacturing Week. The Manitoba Export Award was presented to Standard Aero Limited for its outstanding success […]

Associated Air Center Announces Executive Changes

Tempe, Ariz.—March 29, 2005—Garrett Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, a provider of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry, today announced that Associated Air Center President Rick Penshorn has resigned his position for personal reasons effective immediately. Penshorn will continue to support the Associated Air Center and its customers as a consultant on an as needed basis. Jeff […]

Standard Aero signs Long Term CF34 MRO Contract with SkyWest Airlines

Winnipeg, MB, November 12/04 – Standard Aero, an Authorized CF34™ Service Provider, Licensed by GE Engine Services, Inc., today announced the signing of an exclusive contract with SkyWest Airlines of St. George, Utah to service their fleet of CF34-8 engines powering their new CRJ-700 Regional Jets. The engine maintenance deal is worth approximately $300 Million […]

Garrett / Piedmont Hawthorne / Associated Debuts Unified Company at National Business Aviation Association Convention

National Business Aviation Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nev. – October 13, 2004 – Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, a new company comprised of three of the industry’s most experienced brands – Garrett Aviation Services, Piedmont Hawthorne and Associated Air Center, today announced key executive appointments and revealed its plans for how it will integrate and enhance services to […]

Garrett Aviation Services Acquired by the Carlyle Group

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Carlyle Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Garrett Aviation Services from General Electric Company. Garrett Aviation Services, headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., is one of the world’s leading providers of comprehensive maintenance services for corporate aviation. Garrett Aviation Services provides a wide-range of general aviation services, including engine and airframe […]

Standard Aero Enhances Model 250 Test Cell

Winnipeg, MB Canada March 10, 2004 – Standard Aero Limited (Canada) has modified its Model 250 test cell by implementing quick disconnect test cell carts. The test cell carts allow Standard Aero Ltd. technicians the ability to rig Model 250 engines for test while another engine is running in the test cell. “The modification of […]

Standard Aero Expands Model 250 Capability in North Carolina

Winnipeg, MB Canada March 10, 2004 – Standard Aero has increased Model 250 capability at its Concord, North Carolina Service Center to now perform complete overhaul of modules. This increase in capability is as a direct result of customer feedback. “Our customers wanted us to service their Model 250 engines within the United States so […]