StandardAero Launches Maintenance Insight™

Orlando, Fla. – October 12, 2010 – As military aircraft grow more complex, components are increasingly more interdependent making it more difficult to isolate causes for system faults. Component and system reliability continue to reduce individual failure frequencies, and fewer failures mean fewer opportunities to learn troubleshooting techniques and relate symptoms to failed components. Troubleshooting has given way to a philosophy of changing parts until the problem goes away leading to many serviceable components being removed for no good reason.

StandardAero has developed the Maintenance Insight™ system to collect and analyze data thereby improving the maintenance of aviation engine accessories and airframe components through time cycle and history tracking, reliability-based workscoping and optimized maintenance practices. The result is increased aircraft availability and reduced operating costs.

“Aircraft operators are literally throwing away hundreds of thousands of dollars of serviceable components annually, dollars they could be saving in maintenance costs,” said Dan Gonzales, Vice President, Government & Military Sector for StandardAero. “The Maintenance InsightTM system can significantly reduce life cycle costs through analysis of data and reliability workscoping.”

StandardAero engine reliability studies indicate that between 25 and 100 percent of engine accessories that are removed show No Fault Found (NFF) at test. Consequently, engine accessories account for 10 to 25 percent of engine maintenance cost. The Maintenance Insight™ solution reduces component life cycle cost through on-wing usage tracking and the application of reliability centered maintenance. The system uses small vibration activated monitors with energy harvester technology that convert vibration into power and tracks usage and cycles.

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with nearly $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: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on the dynamics of Dubai and continuous growth in aviation.

Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade