StandardAero and Mesa Airlines Enter into Exclusive, Long-Term CF34-8E5 Engine Maintenance Agreement

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – October 16, 2018 – StandardAero has signed an exclusive, long-term engine maintenance agreement with Mesa Airlines for its CF34-8E5 engines powering Mesa’s fleet of 42 Embraer 175 regional aircraft.  Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Mesa Airlines is a regional air carrier providing scheduled passenger service to 110 cities in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and The Bahamas. 

“StandardAero’s operational performance, exceptional customer service and program flexibility are some of the key traits that form the foundation of our long and trusted partnership making entering into this new MRO agreement an easy decision.” said Mike Lotz, President and Chief Financial Officer of Mesa Air Group.

“We are delighted in the confidence placed in StandardAero with this exciting new engine maintenance agreement to support Mesa Airlines CF34-8E5 engines,” said Todd Sywake, Vice President – Business Development and Strategy for StandardAero’s Airlines and Fleet Division.  “StandardAero focuses on creating a world-class, hassle-free customer experience while developing custom tailored MRO solutions to help lower our partners’ operating costs.” 

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 the business & general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy 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 website at

Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Mesa Air Group is the commercial aviation holding company of Mesa Airlines, a regional air carrier providing scheduled passenger service to 110 cities in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, and Cuba. As of September 30, 2018, Mesa operated a fleet of 145 aircraft with approximately 730 daily departures and 3,400 employees. Mesa operates all of its flights as either American Eagle or United Express flights pursuant to the terms of capacity purchase agreements entered into with American Airlines, Inc. and United Airlines, Inc.