Winnipeg, Canada, — Standard Aero has appointed Kevin Perris as STC Program Director for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Business Unit.
For the past year Perris has served as Director of Engineering Services for Standard Aero with responsibility for overall technical leadership of the Engineering Services team including repair technology, laboratories and process engineering, support of internal and external customers, and identification of technologies for repair/process improvements.
Perris began his career with the company in 1995 as a Service Engineer on the PT6. Since then he has held positions of increasing responsibility including PT6 Performance Engineer, Project Leader, Director of Engineering for Standard Aero in The Netherlands, Senior Performance Engineer and Director of Engineering.
“We are very excited to have Kevin take on the responsibility for this Program,” said Manny Atwal, General Manager of the Standard Aero PT6 program. “His extensive experience with the PT6 engine and knowledge of the marketplace and operators are strong assets to ensure that our STC program will meet the needs of our customers.”
Perris holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa and an MBA from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Standard Aero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – Airports, Capital, Engineering, Manufacturing, Services and University.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.
DAE’s shareholders include EMAAR, ISTITHMAR, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.