StandardAero, Lider Aviação Partner on Business Aviation Engine MRO

Atlanta, Ga. – Oct. 19, 2010 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Brazil’s Lider Aviação for maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services on the TFE731, PT6A and RR250 engines.

The agreement with Lider provides Brazilian fixed wing and helicopter operators access to StandardAero’s years of experience and legacy knowledge of the PT6, A250 and TFE731 engines, as well as industry-leading CZI turnaround times.

“Today’s announcement offers tremendous opportunity for both companies,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Business Aviation, StandardAero. “Lider gains access to StandardAero’s legacy-rich TFE731 technical knowledge-base, as well as it’s breadth of capabilities as a nose-to-tail services provider, and StandardAero gains access to the rapidly expanding Latin and South American business aviation markets.”

The agreement is for two years and many of the services will be performed at Lider’s facilities in Brazil.

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

Líder Aviação: Líder Aviação is the largest business aviation company in Latin America. Founded in Brazil 52 years ago, has approximately 1,730 employees and operates in 21 airports across the country, with 23 hangars and 19 FBO’s. The company is a market leader in all segments in which it operates and owns a fleet of 53 helicopters and 30 airplanes.

The company is the only in Latin American certified with IS-BAO International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations and that means being in accordance with international standards of operation, providing high quality services and extremely high levels of security.

It was also the first company worldwide to be certified with ISO 9001:2000 in the field of ground handling services.

It has five business units: Helicopter Operations, Aircraft Chartering and Management, Aircraft Maintenance, Aircraft Sales and Ground Handling, and offers a complete portfolio of products and services, which includes sale of aviation insurance and training in flight simulators, and a training center for pilots and mechanics.

It is the exclusive representative in Brazil of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) (, a global leader in manufacturing, design, sales and product support and services for business aviation and special missions. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas – United States, with 75 years experience, has a worldwide network of more than one hundred-owned service centers and authorized.

This strong partnership between Líder Aviação and HBC offers the most complete and modern line of executive aircraft, with jet (Hawker 4000, Hawker 900XP, Hawker 750, Hawker 400XP and Premier IA), turboprop (King Air 350i, King Air B200GT and King Air C90GTx) and piston (Baron G58 and Bonanza G36).