Springfield, Ill. – Sept. 17, 2009 – StandardAero has completed its first aftermarket installation of Aviation Partners Inc. (API) state-of-the-art, high-mach blended winglets on a Falcon 2000 large-cabin business jet at their facility in Springfield, Ill. for a Brazilian customer.
“Completing the first Falcon 2000 with aftermarket API winglets for an international customer is an exciting first for StandardAero,” said StandardAero Senior Vice President for Business Aviation, Scott Taylor. He added: “We anticipate this will be the first of many winglet installations we will complete for Falcon 2000 operators. One of the largest authorized service centers for Dassault Falcon, the API winglet program extends our portfolio of available services for the Falcon family of aircraft. As a Honeywell-authorized service center for TFE and CFE engines, as well as having completion, paint and modifications capability, we are able to provide Falcon 2000 operators a complete in-service solution.”
StandardAero operates four primary shops across the United States, including Augusta, Ga., Springfield, Ill., Houston, Texas, and Los Angeles, Ca., with capabilities in Omaha, Neb. And Little Rock, Ark.; in addition to mobile service teams based in Long Island, NY, Boca Raton, Fla., Houston, Texas, Denver, Co., Chicago, Ill. and Van Nuys, Ca. Each of StandardAero’s four main business aviation facilities are Dassault Falcon authorized service centers.
API has thus far seen a significant interest from Falcon 2000 operators for the new winglets, which add up to 260 nm in range, reduced emissions and enhanced resale value. The winglets are also production standard on the new Falcon 2000LX.
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: www.dubaiaerospace.com
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized Aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, 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. DAE is currently made up of three divisions – DAE Capital, DAE Engineering and DAE Services.
DAE’s shareholders include the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO).
Aviation Partners, Inc.
Seattle, Washington based Aviation Partners, Inc. (API) is the world leader in advanced Winglet technology. API’s patented* Performance Enhancing Blended Winglets have been designed for a number of commercial and business aircraft; applications include Boeing, Falcon, Hawker and Gulfstream airframes. Over 3,000 aircraft currently in-service have saved an estimated 1.6 billion gallons of fuel. In addition to the 5-7% improvement in fuel burn, Blended Winglets have reduced global CO2 emissions by almost 17 million tons. Additional airframe programs are in-development for existing Blended Winglet technology, and future Winglet designs will lead to greater incremental improvements in performance, fuel savings and emissions reduction.
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