StandardAero Augments European Service Center Capabilities in Tilburg to Support PT6, PW600 and PW100 Regional Needs

Geneva, Switzerland – May 17, 2011 – StandardAero announced today that it is strengthening its European Service Center in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Pratt & Whitney, PT6, PW100 and PW600 customers.

Following the transition of PW100 overhaul capabilities to Canada, the company turned its attention to realigning the site’s capabilities to become StandardAero’s European Service Center, specializing in PT6, PW600 and PW100 needs in the region. The facility was recently transformed to specifically support in-field service needs, quick turn repairs and Hot Section Inspection needs of the company’s European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) client base.

According to StandardAero President & CEO, Rob Mionis, “StandardAero is ramping up its efforts in the region to support the increasing demands for quick turn repairs and on-site/on-wing engine services.”

“We have, over the past 12-months, finalized a complete transformation of the Tilburg facilities to solely focus on this expanding need in EMEA. In the future, you will see our efforts in EMEA continue to concentrate on assuring that our customers and partners have the quick response to their on-site and quick turn needs,” Mionis concluded.

The company’s Tilburg facility maintains fully equipped PT6 and PW100 test cells, dedicated field service teams and extensive accessory capabilities, to provide comprehensive support on a regional basis.

“For over two decades, StandardAero has supported the European market,” said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Turboprop Programs, StandardAero. “In 2010, we transitioned the PW100 overhaul operations to Winnipeg, Canada, but maintained our PT6 and PW600 MRO capabilities, tailoring our services to the specific needs of our European customers. By maintaining our presence in Tilburg, we offer customers a cost-efficient service alternative within their own time zone and the avoidance of major shipping costs.”

The company’s Tilburg operation provides European customers the flexibility of a smaller service center with the robustness of a large MRO operation by maintaining dedicated field service teams and large accessory support, while maintaining a fully equipped test cell.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe 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, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations. The company is celebrating 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