StandardAero Awarded Prime Contractor Position on Design and Engineering Support Program III Contract

Tempe, Ariz. – February 13, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has been awarded a prime contractor position on the United States Air Force’s (USAF’s) Design and Engineering Support Program III (DESP III) contract, capping off the three year competition. With the award, StandardAero becomes one of a select group of contractors eligible to compete on engineering service task orders at Hill Air Force Base (AFB) and across the USAF.

StandardAero will lead a team of 19 industry partners operating as the “StandardAero Industry Alliance.” Team information can be found at

“Today’s announcement is a strategic victory for the company,” said Harinder Grewal, Senior Vice President, Government & Military, StandardAero. “As a fellow depot operator, we are proud to expand our working relationship with the USAF.”

The award is a five year contract with a seven year total period of performance. The majority of the work will be conducted at Hill AFB, Ogden, Utah with task orders also anticipated from USAF depots at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma and Warner Robins AFB in Georgia.

Competitors were evaluated on technical capability, past performance and total evaluated price. This is StandardAero’s first USAF Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Prime contract. In 2010, StandardAero was awarded a prime position on the Navy’s SeaPort-e IDIQ contract.

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