StandardAero Appoints Senior Vice President LEAP Program Industrialization and Establishes Dedicated Program Management Office (PMO) To Lead LEAP-1A/1B Stand-Up

ATLANTA, Ga. – April 17, 2023 – Following StandardAero’s recent signature of a long-term CFM Branded Service Agreement (CBSA) to support the CFM International LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines, the company is pleased to announce the appointment of Lloyd Barker to the newly created position of Senior Vice President LEAP Program Industrialization, as well as Executive Site Leader for StandardAero’s San Antonio, site.   Barker joined StandardAero in 2018 as the company’s Senior Vice President of Engineering & Quality.

StandardAero has also established a dedicated Program Management Office (PMO) to lead its LEAP stand-up activities, with Ron Gillette appointed to lead the PMO for site transformation in San Antonio.  The PMO will drive the formal New Product Introduction (NPI) process through which StandardAero will establish the new LEAP-1A/1B maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) line at its 810,000 sq. ft. facility in San Antonio, with the goal of inducting its first Quick Turn (QT) engines in early 2024, followed by full Performance Restoration Shop Visits (PRSVs) in early 2025. 

In addition, StandardAero’s Components & Accessories (C&A) division has appointed Tim Mathis as Vice President of C&A Technical Operations and LEAP Industrialization.  Tim will stand up and lead the division’s Repair Development Center of Excellence (RDCoE), and will support component and accessories repairs and requirements relating to the introduction of the LEAP line in San Antonio. 

StandardAero has also launched its first wave of LEAP-related recruitment, with positions currently being recruited for key leadership posts, critical initial capability roles and MRO technicians.  Anyone interested in joining StandardAero on its LEAP journey is warmly invited to view all of our open positions by visiting

Commenting on these latest developments, Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero, said:  “Our CBSA agreement for the LEAP-1A/1B represents the largest single potential growth opportunity in StandardAero’s more than 100 year history, and the importance to us of delivering on our promises to CFM and its customers is reflected in these new appointments.  StandardAero will apply the breadth of our talent, technology and overall company resources to standing up our new LEAP capability, while still meeting all of our commitments to current programs and customers.”

Under the recent CBSA agreement, StandardAero became part of CFM’s authorized MRO network for the latest generation LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines, providing a full range of MRO services to operators worldwide.  The LEAP-1A engine powers the Airbus A320neo family, while the LEAP-1B is the exclusive powerplant for the Boeing 737 MAX series aircraft. 

CFM International is a 50/50 joint company between GE Aerospace and Safran Aircraft Engines founded in 1974, which has redefined international cooperation and helped change the course of commercial aviation. Today, CFM is the world’s leading supplier of commercial aircraft engines with a product line that sets the industry standard for efficiency, reliability, durability, and optimized cost of ownership for narrowbody aircraft. CFM International produces the LEAP family of engines and supports LEAP and CFM56 fleets for more than 600 operators worldwide. StandardAero (Booth #1921) will be showcasing its capabilities at MRO Americas 2023, taking place April 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress in Atlanta.


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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm Carlyle.