StandardAero Advocates Industry MRO Excellence with M250® Customer Training Programs

Dallas, Texas – February 12, 2012 – StandardAero’s Helicopter Programs business announced today that 2011 was another successful year for its M250 industry training efforts, certifying 130 students from 38 different companies/agencies in ten different countries.

Course participants came from across the globe, including Canada, U.S., France, Australia, Singapore, New Guinea, Korea, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. The one-to-two week courses provided engineers, mechanics, technicians, quality managers and others, with the knowledge and hands-on experience involving best M250 maintenance practices. All coursework was taught by two experienced StandardAero instructors.

“We’re fortunate to have two of the industry’s best technicians on our team,” said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Helicopter Programs, StandardAero. “Walter Kampen and Pete Mahaffy combined, have over 60 years of profound knowledge and hands-on experience. These two men have collectively instructed over 5,000 students which constitutes a significant proportion of the world’s field level maintenance professionals. It is without a doubt that Walter and Pete’s courses play an important role in extending the legacy of the M250 engine to our continually evolving industry.”

“Air Methods Corporation has enrolled more than 50 mechanics in M250 series engine classes provided by StandardAero over the past several years,” said Steve Frazer, Quality Assurance Manager, Air Methods Corporation. “We in the Maintenance Training Department have received very positive feedback about these classes from our mechanics. We hope to continue this education for our mechanics, because we are strongly committed to the concept that quality maintenance training is an integral part of aviation safety.”

In 2011, StandardAero’s M250 customer training programs produced the following results:

  • 130 students trained
  • 38 different companies/agencies represented
  • 20 different courses held
  • 10 nations represented
  • 8 Series IV courses
  • 5 CASA/Rolls-Royce Series II & IV courses
  • 4 Series IV FADEC courses
  • 3 Series II courses

For over 40 years, StandardAero has offered its training courses. The courses, authorized by both Rolls-Royce and Transport Canada for credit towards recurrent training, integrate engine theory and hands-on application of maintenance practices on a training engine. Every component of the M250 engine is examined (compressor assembly, turbine assembly, accessory gearbox assembly, combustion assembly) including the engine’s vital operating systems (lubrication system, fuel system, electrical system, bleed & anti-ice system). In addition, students are familiarized with the history of the M250 engine and its evolution into the current FADEC systems.

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. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at