Scottsdale, Ariz. – October 26, 2015 – StandardAero’s Houston, TX (IAH) MRO facility recently installed its first GOGO Business Aviation UCS-5000 smart router and media server on a Hawker 800XP aircraft. Along with the new router, the company also installed an ATG-5000 system. Together, these two systems provide passengers the ability to watch the latest television shows and movies, while also using the internet. As part of the project, StandardAero utilized a Liberty Partners Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to activate the WIFI.
“We are pleased to provide expanded cabin and IFE capabilities for our customers,” said Melissa Maddox, Vice President and General Manager of StandardAero’s Houston facility. “In particular and for this customer, the UCS-5000 adds extra functionality to allow passengers to stream video content from the router to mobile devices versus standard ATG-5000/4000 installations.”
In addition to StandardAero’s long presence at George Bush International (IAH) airport, the company launched an authorized official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Satellite Repair Station at Houston Hobby (HOU) airport last year, with direct access to the airfield. The HOU facility operates service vehicles complete with tooling needed to deliver repair services directly to operators within the airport perimeter as well as surrounding airports including Ellington, Sugarland, West Houston Executive, Hooks and Conroe.
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 www.standardaero.com.