Tempe, Ariz. – November 8, 2010 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement to support Embraer’s global Pool programs for the Hamilton Sundstrand APS 2300 Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). These APUs are operated on the EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190, and EMBRAER 195 aircraft.
”This agreement reflects the growing significance StandardAero is having in the global aviation market,” said Tim Fischer, vice president, StandardAero Maryville. “Our ability to secure a long-term APU support deal with Embraer reflects the confidence they have in us. We’re pleased that Embraer conducted its due diligence and found us to be their best support partner.”
The partnership provides worldwide support for four of Embraer’s sites, including Fort Lauderdale, Paris, and Singapore, as well as Brazil. This new APU support agreement is a major milestone for StandardAero’s Maryville, Tenn., facility, where all of the work will be performed.
StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with nearly $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: www.dubaiaerospace.com
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on the dynamics of Dubai and continuous growth in aviation.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.
About Embraer (www.embraer.com)
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,009 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.3 billion.