Standard Aero Expands Model 250 Capability in North Carolina

Winnipeg, MB Canada March 10, 2004 – Standard Aero has increased Model 250 capability at its Concord, North Carolina Service Center to now perform complete overhaul of modules. This increase in capability is as a direct result of customer feedback. “Our customers wanted us to service their Model 250 engines within the United States so we took notice of this need and increased our capabilities,” says Tom Roche, Vice-President of Helicopter Programs.

Prior to this, customers would have to send their modules that required overhaul to one of Standard Aero’s Canadian facilities (Winnipeg, Vancouver, or Montreal). Now, operators need only to send their modules to North Carolina for complete repair or overhaul support. In addition, Field Service Representatives can be dispatched from any number of locations within the United States to service requirements at customer locations. Roche adds, “We are very pleased and excited about our growth and support of operators in the U.S. We are looking forward to continuing our expansion at our North Carolina Service Center so that we can service our customers even more effectively.”

Standard Aero, a member of Dunlop Standard Aerospace Group, is one of the world’s largest independent small gas turbine engine, accessory repair and overhaul companies. Standard Aero performs repair and overhaul on Pratt & Whitney Canada, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell, and General Electric engines used in regional airlines, business aviation, military and government aircraft. Standard Aero applies specialized business process redesign concepts to both its operations and those of its customers, providing the tools and training to drive profitable growth and improved business performance.