Tempe, Ariz. – March 25, 2013 – StandardAero announced that it has signed an exclusive, long-term, agreement with J-AIR to maintain the APS2300 Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) on their current and future fleet of Embraer 170 aircraft.
“We are excited about this opportunity to support J-AIR,” said Rob Cords, Senior Vice President, Airlines & Fleets, StandardAero. “It is a tremendous recognition and validation of our quality and performance to be selected as the service provider of choice on their APUs. Entering into this agreement reflects J-AIR’s confidence in creating a strong partnership with StandardAero.”
J-AIR, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines International, is a regional airline operating approximately 158 flights daily to more than 27 destinations in 20 cities, under the name of Japan Airlines (carrier code: JL). J-AIR uses Osaka International Airport (Itami/ITM) and Sapporo (SPK) in Hokkaido, the largest city in the northern part of Japan, as its main bases of operation.
StandardAero is the first independent MRO Service Provider to be authorized by Hamilton Sundstrand to maintain the APS2300 APU, which are operated globally. Last August, StandardAero delivered its 6,000th APU since the program’s inception in 1995. The milestone took place at StandardAero’s Maryville, Tenn. facility and was a Hamilton Sundstrand APS2300, delivered to a commercial customer.
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 www.dubaiaerospace.com.
Japan Airlines (JAL) retained its title as the world’s most punctual major airline, winning the top Airline On-Time Performance Award for the third time since it was first presented four years ago. JAL was the Asian Major Airline with the best on-time record. JAL was also in the top five airlines worldwide in the Network Global Airlines section, for carriers with a large number of long haul flights including code-shares operated by partners.
JAL subsidiary J-AIR, an affiliate member of oneworld®, was the most punctual Asian regional airline with a 92.58% on-time performance record.
oneworld® is the best alliance for on-time flights. Its members collectively maintained a more punctual operation in 2012 than their counterparts in the other global airline groups, according to the independent FlightStats organization, which today presented oneworld® with Airline Alliance On-Time Performance Award for 2012 – which is believed to be the first time a punctuality award has been presented to any global airline alliance. oneworld® members also rated highly in FlightStats’ awards for individual airlines.