James Colleary Appointed President of Associated Air Center

Tempe, Ariz. – May 14, 2014 – StandardAero announced that James Colleary has been appointed President of Associated Air Center (AAC), the company’s Large Transport Category VIP completion center located in Dallas, Texas. Colleary previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for AAC. He replaces Jack Lawless, who recently left the company to pursue other interests.

Colleary joined StandardAero in 2005 as Vice President, Supply Chain. Prior to that, he worked for Honeywell Aerospace as Director, Commercial APU product line. In addition, he spent 15 years at GE Aircraft Engines Services in a variety of increasingly responsible roles including Vice President of Component Repair.

“James has intimate familiarity with AAC from both his current and previous leadership roles in the company,” said Russell Ford, CEO of StandardAero. “I am confident that James and his team will continue to sustain and build on the positive momentum and performance of AAC.”

Colleary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Management from Wright State University and an MBA from University of Phoenix. He is also Green Belt certified, holds a Black Belt leadership certification and is Shingijutsu certified in Lean Applications.

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