StandardAero Expands Romania Facility, Surpasses 200,000th Gate Valve Processed

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.May 13, 2019 –  StandardAero Component Services facility, located in Prahova, Romania, expanded its manufacturing capacity from 32,000 sq. ft. to 43,000 sq. ft. and also recently exceeded over 200,000 gate valves processed with High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF) coatings.

The company has also invested in a new clean line, new fluoride penetrant inspection and additional milling and turning capacity at its Romania facility, that supports customers in the oil & gas industry by manufacturing  gates, seats and stems for valves and pipelines.  The facility also manufactures landing gear bushings for the aerospace industry.

Gate valves are commonly used in the oil & gas industry to completely shut off or provide full fluid flow in a pipeline.  The interior mating surfaces require reliable & durable coatings with flatness specifications measured in nanometers.

Various additional site capabilities include CNC machining, grit blast, grinding, lapping, cladding, HVOF, Xylan, CMM, MPI and NDT.

“While it is not yet broadly known, we are making aggressive efforts to grow our original equipment manufacturing capabilities for both the aerospace and oil & gas industries here at StandardAero,” reported Clinton Kent, Sector Vice President of Components Manufacturing for StandardAero Components Services.  “Our team and facilities in Romania bring distinctive cost and quality advantages to the industries we serve and the highly skilled work force there is positioned and ready to continue our expansion.”

StandardAero Component Services offers a comprehensive, One-Stop-ShopTM of repair and overhaul capabilities to provide industry leading turnaround times and meet customers’ repair requirements. Some of the company’s major process capabilities include cleaning, NDT and inspection; cold spray; thermal spray and coating; plating; welding/brazing and heat treatment; painting, stripping and surface prep; manual and CNC machining; and extensive composite capabilities.

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 The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments:  Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest.  For more information, go to