StandardAero Appoints Manny Atwal to Lead Helicopter Programs Business Unit

Dallas, Texas – February 12, 2012 – StandardAero has appointed Manny Atwal as Vice President of StandardAero’s Helicopter Programs business. Atwal previously served as Vice President of StandardAero’s Turboprops business.

“Contributing to StandardAero’s market leadership is its diverse balance in multiple aviation markets,” said Kim Olson, Senior Vice President, Helicopters, Energy & Engineering, StandardAero. “Having business leaders who understand the broader context of our business makes them more effective and strengthens our strategic position. Manny spent many years leading our Turboprops business and brings a well-rounded wealth of business knowledge and leadership to our Heli team. Having started his career in Helicopters, Manny knows the work and our customers which will continue to forward our ambitions as the market leader in M250® support and beyond.”

With nearly 20 years in Aviation Maintenance, Manny has worked leading StandardAero’s Turboprops business unit which includes the PT6A engine and PW100 engine service lines. Prior to his most recent positions Atwal served in a host of leadership positions throughout StandardAero including several Marketing, Strategy, and Business Development roles. Atwal began his career at StandardAero on the M250® Helicopter Programs business unit where he gained six years of direct rotary industry experience.

Throughout his tenure at StandardAero Manny has been instrumental in executing strategic partnerships with Original Equipment Manufacturers and servicing the needs of some high-profile Airlines & Fleets clientele. Manny completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Manitoba’s I.H. Asper School of Business. He remains involved in the community as a member of the Asper School’s Associates and was previously President of the Asper School’s Young Associates.

StandardAero will be exhibiting at the 2012 Heli-Expo on February 12–14, 2012, in Dallas, Texas, (Booth 9446).

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