Landmark Aviation and Magnum UK collaborate on aircraft engine service center in India

NBAA, Orlando, — Landmark Aviation today announced that it has entered into a collaboration with Magnum UK, an aircraft services provider with operations in India, to provide maintenance and repairs at a new service center in Nodia (New Delhi), India, on the TPE 331 turboprop engine.

“Landmark is pleased to work with Magnum to develop a regional operation that will deliver outstanding service for Honeywell’s TPE331 engine,” said Shawn Vick, President, Landmark Aviation.

“This expands the Landmark maintenance, repair and overhaul service network to business aviation customers in Asia.”

The agreement calls for Landmark Aviation and Magnum UK to jointly develop, staff and operate a 12,000 square foot facility that will provide hot section inspections, overhauls and TPE331-10 conversions.

The 12,000 square foot Landmark-Magnum facility will begin operation in 2007. Training of technicians for the operation will be conducted at Landmark’s Los Angeles and Augusta, Ga., facilities.

Upgrade of the TPE331 engine to the –10 configuration provides the availability of additional engine thrust, and includes the installation of an EGT sensing system, which helps lower maintenance costs.

Landmark Aviation is an exclusive Honeywell Factory Authorized Service and Support Center for the TPE331 engine in North America and Mexico. This includes parts distribution worldwide. Landmark provides MRO services at four major operations in the United States: Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Houston, Augusta, Ga., and Springfield, Ill.

Landmark Aviation, formerly known as Garrett/Piedmont Hawthorne/Associated, is one of North America’s largest providers of comprehensive services for the business aviation industry. Serving 43 locations in North America, the company offers a full range of fixed base operations; maintenance, repair and overhaul; aircraft charter, sales and management; and large aircraft completions. Landmark Aviation is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz. Landmark Aviation is a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group.

Standard Aero, a leading aerospace company, is one of the world’s largest independent providers of gas turbine Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO). Standard Aero services General Electric, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, and Pratt & Whitney Canada engines used by regional airline, business aviation, helicopter, and military operators. Standard Aero has over 2,500 employees worldwide and achieved $761million in 2005 sales.