StandardAero Houston MRO Facility Installs Industry First ALTO Aviation Cadence Switch SystemTM on Falcon 900EX

Scottsdale, Ariz. – October 2, 2017 – StandardAero Business Aviation’s Houston (IAH) facility performed the industry’s first installation of an ALTO Aviation Cadence Switch SystemTM (CSS) CMS/IFE enhancement on a Falcon 900EX aircraft. This installation was performed in conjunction with a 3C airframe inspection and a host of other upgrades, including avionics upgrades to meet upcoming mandates, CMS/IFE upgrade, Gogo ATG 4G provisioning, SD Router installation and a new STC for the Honeywell MKV-A EGPWS. The aircraft was delivered back to the customer in mid-August, 2017.

ALTO Aviation is a premier supplier of high-end cabin audio systems for Business Aviation, offering a complete line of loudspeakers, amplifiers, subwoofers, surround systems, passenger interface controls, and page/chime systems — including stand-alone systems that do not require IFE or CMS support.

“Our customer wanted a new CMS/IFE system solution that would be simple and cost effective and we were pleased to be the first MRO to offer this enhancement for a Falcon 900EX,” said Don Milum, Director of Technical Sales for StandardAero Business Aviation. “The ALTO solution was the perfect fit for this installation as the system was straight forward and simple to install with switches fitting into existing cut-outs for very effective system integration.”

Similar installation capabilities are also offered at StandardAero’s three other business aviation MRO facilities located at Augusta, GA (AUG), Springfield, IL (SPI) and Los Angeles (LAX).

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. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’s web site at

ALTO Aviation is the premier supplier of high-end cabin audio & entertainment systems for business aviation, which are offered as standard equipment on Gulfstream G650, F450/550 Elite Series, G280, Falcon F7X, F900, F2000, Embraer Lineage, Legacy 650, 600, 500, 450, Cessna Citation X, Sovereign, Latitude, and Sikorsky S-92 and S-70. ALTO is the preferred choice for after-market and retrofit installations for all business aircraft and rotor platforms, small to large. All of our systems hold TSO certification. Every ALTO audio system is custom designed and acoustically contoured specifically for each cabin installation expertly engineered to provide the highest level of sound performance at 40,000 feet. As a result, every passenger in the cabin gets transported into a powerful audio experience that rivals the best home and theater systems. For more information, please visit