StandardAero Comes to Heli-Expo Optimistic for 2010

Houston, Texas – February 21, 2010 – Emerging from one of the most challenging markets in the history of general aviation, StandardAero is moving forward into 2010 with renewed optimism and confidence; bringing an enthusiastic team to HELI-EXPO 2010.

Servicing Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines and accessories for over 40 years, StandardAero is one of the oldest, largest and broadest capability organizations in the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network. With six MRO locations around the world, the company provides engine support capacity close to the market with strong central support services. Dedicated production, process and repair development engineering along with an in-house Design Approval Organization authorization has resulted in broad engineering depth and extensive component repair development.

“Given the diversity of our customer base of military, police, EMS, corporate, energy scheduled service and utility operators, we were able to effectively navigate the tide of uncertainty that threatened the entire general aviation industry,” said StandardAero Vice President Helicopter Programs, Tom Roche. He added: “We weathered the storm and emerged a stronger, leaner and more focused business. Our customers appreciate the risk-free familiarity of StandardAero and our proven track record for safe, reliable products.

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.

About DAE:

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on Dubai’s dynamism and continuous growth in Aviation.

Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.