Roger Ross Joins StandardAero as President, Airlines & Fleets

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 10, 2019 – StandardAero has appointed Roger Ross as President of the company’s Airlines & Fleets division.  He will be located at the company’s Scottsdale, Arizona, headquarters office and be responsible for the largest division of StandardAero, with multiple sites in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa and Australia.

Ross previously served as President of Esterline Technologies, Sensors and Systems and has more than 25 years of accomplished leadership in the Aerospace Industry.  During his career, Ross managed a number of successful operations for Goodrich Aerospace rising through leadership positions in operations and engineering, covering MRO and Engine Programs as well as Aerostructures and Actuation systems.  Following the acquisition of Goodrich by United Technologies, Ross continued to manage large global business P&Ls for both OEM and Aftermarket systems in multiple domestic and international locations. 

Ross holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University as well as an MBA from the University of Colorado and is an experienced practitioner of lean principles. 

“We are fortunate to have Roger join our executive team and look forward to his knowledge and experience in our path forward.  His operational expertise comes at a perfect time to help us to successfully execute our aggressive growth objectives,” said Russell Ford, Chairman and CEO of StandardAero.

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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments:  Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.  For more information, go to