StandardAero Inks 12-year APU MRO Contract with Mesa Airlines, Inc.

Scottsdale, Ariz. – August 26, 2015 – StandardAero signed a 12-year contract with Mesa Airlines, Inc. to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services for APS2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its fleet of 30 Embraer E175 regional aircraft. StandardAero is providing Mesa with a custom MRO program to provide maximum support and flexibility to ensure the success of the airline’s specific operational needs. Mesa flies these aircraft under a code share arrangement with United Airlines.

StandardAero is an OEM-approved APS2300 APU Authorized Repair Facility and as such, the company’s certified APU technicians have completed extensive OEM factory training provide customers with the most comprehensive, experienced and approved service in the industry. Mesa’s APS2300 APUs will be serviced at StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee facility.

“Long-term agreements and partnerships are the backbone of StandardAero’s strategy for serving airline customers around the world,” said Robert Cords, President of StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “We are proud to serve Mesa and to grow our dynamic portfolio of customers who place their trust in our people and our services.”

Founded in New Mexico in 1982 and headquartered in Phoenix since 1998, Mesa provides regional air service for American Airlines under the American Eagle and US Airways Express brands and for United Airlines under the United Express banner. Mesa operates 110 aircraft with more than 550 daily system departures to 92 cities, 37 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Mexico. Mesa’s agreements with its partners are among the longest in the regional industry and extend to 2025 (American/US Airways) and 2020 (United).

Mesa received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to add the Embraer E175 aircraft to its operating certificate in June of 2014 and began its E-Jet operations last summer with the fleet of 30 airplanes to be serviced by StandardAero.

“We are pleased to renew our relationship with StandardAero, one of the airline industry’s most respected service companies,” said Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “Mesa has a long track record of industry-leading performance and we look forward to additional opportunities to expand this partnership.”

StandardAero was the first independent service provider on APS2300 APUs and has the ability to offer additional benefits to customers including: full access to OEM technical support and documentation, full OEM warranty processing, full access to rental bank assets, component repair & LRU capabilities and coordinated repair development with OEM authorization.

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