StandardAero Announces LOI to Become Authorized Service Facility on Embraer Legacy 450/500 Aircraft

Orlando, Fla. – October 30, 2012 – StandardAero Business Aviation today announced that it has entered into a Letter Of Intent (LOI) agreement with Embraer to become an Authorized Service Center (ASC) on Embraer’s Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 aircraft. StandardAero Business Aviation currently holds ASC status on the Embraer Legacy 600/650 series aircraft.

“Given our MRO capabilities on Honeywell’s HTF7000 series engines and our platform focus, today’s announcement not only advances our CompleteCare™ strategy, but also serves as a major milestone in our continued focus on platforms we believe will be successful in the marketplace.,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “We have been an ASC for Embraer’s L600/650 series since early 2006; we believe today’s announcement underscores the quality of our work on the L600/650 and is a testimonial to their confidence in us to effectively fulfill their service requirements on the L450/500 models. We have a broad and strong relationship with Embraer and believe their newest aircraft will be winners in the market.”

ASC approval will be based on StandardAero’s ability to fulfill all of Embraer’s current Authorized Service Center requirements. Approval is expected to be announced prior to the first L450 production aircraft expected sometime in Q4 2013.

Work performed will take place at StandardAero’s facilities in Augusta, Ga. (AGS), Houston, Texas (IAH) and Los Angeles (LAX).

StandardAero will be exhibiting at the 65th Annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Expo, October 30 – November 1, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.; Booth 2000.

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