Martin Aviation Signs Three-Year Service Agreement to Become StandardAero’s Newest PT6A Partner at NBAA-BACE

Las Vegas, Nev. – October 10, 2017 – StandardAero and Martin Aviation signed a three-year Authorized Service Center agreement for PT6A engine services at the 2017 NBAA-BACE event in Las Vegas, Nevada. The agreement will provide operators of King Air, Pilatus, Cessna Caravan, Cheyenne and TBM aircraft the advantage of a one-stop solution for both engine and airframe services.

Under the agreement, StandardAero and Martin will work together to perform PT6A engine removal and installations, line maintenance, hot section inspections, engine overhauls and heavy maintenance. Certain engine services will be available at Martin Aviation’s Santa Ana International Airport (SNA) while heavy maintenance and engine overhauls will be available at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, Canada facilities.

Martin Aviation has been offering aircraft maintenance services to the greater Orange County (KSNA), California area for more than 90 years. The company provides broad expertise through its technical team and works on a variety of airframes.

“By teaming with an exceptional partner like Martin Aviation, we can offer more competitive services and a single point of contact to focus on the needs of our customers,” said Todd Vanderhyde, Director of Sales for StandardAero.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of providing excellent maintenance services at Martin Aviation is the relationships we build and maintain with our customers and vendors. With this new service partnership with Standard Aero, we are now able to provide our valued customers with even more quality solutions to their PT-6 engine need,” said Mark Foster, President of Martin Aviation.

StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Distributor and Designated Overhaul Facility (DDOF). With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, the company provides options and recommendations that are tailored to specific operator needs. StandardAero’s technicians, facilities and infrastructure have been specifically designed for PT6A maintenance, repair and overhaul with the goal of minimizing downtime and reducing operator costs.

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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. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’s web site at

Martin Aviation’s FAA-authorized Part 145 Repair Station (M8VR406N) is situated on 5 ½ acres on the West side of John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. The repair station serves as a maintenance provider for a wide variety of turbine aircraft types that include Citation, Challenger, Falcon, King Air, Learjet, Gulfstream, Hawker, Embraer, Caravan and Pilatus PC-12. In addition to turbine aircraft maintenance, including 24/7 AOG support, Martin Aviation customers enjoy a variety of in-house services, such as aircraft maintenance management, interiors, avionics (through onsite Leading Edge Avionics), battery servicing, detailing, ramp parking, hangar parking, office rental, and a fulltime staffed parts department. Martin Aviation even has onsite the world class aviation exhibit, Lyon Air Museum, which serves as an educational organization, as well as a multifaceted event venue for corporate events, birthday parties, holiday celebrations and wedding receptions.