StandardAero Named Preferred PT6A Engine Maintenance Provider for Textron Aviation’s PowerAdvantage Program

Scottsdale, Ariz. – February 29, 2016 – StandardAero announced it has been named the preferred maintenance provider for PT6A turboprop engines in support of Textron Aviation’s PowerAdvantage program for Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan aircraft. Part of the Textron Aviation’s ProAdvantage suite of support programs, PowerAdvantage offers owners and operators comprehensive PT6A engine coverage with predictable costs for both routine and most unscheduled engine maintenance events, covering models -41/-42, -60A, -114A, -135A and -21.

“The strategic alignment on Textron Aviation’s PT6 PowerAdvantage program underscores and furthers StandardAero’s continued strong commitment and alignment with Textron Aviation, on both Textron Aviation aircraft, and the corresponding engine OEMs,” said Rob Higby, Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing for StandardAero’s Airline & Fleets business unit. “As a Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized engine MRO provider, we are proud to provide a seamless engine maintenance solution to Beechcraft King Air and Cessna Caravan operators.”

Customers enrolled in PowerAdvantage pay a competitive hourly rate per engine operating hour and receive coverage for line maintenance parts, scheduled and most unscheduled engine events, all parts and shop labor for Hot Section Inspection (HSI) and overhaul, and can include coverage for life limited components and repairs by Textron Aviation’s industry leading mobile response teams. The program also provides rental engines for overhauls and most unscheduled events.

ProAdvantage is Textron Aviation’s support solution designed to enhance the aircraft ownership experience and provide peace of mind through life-cycle maintenance and spare part support for aircraft airframes, avionics, engines, labor and, when applicable, auxiliary power units. It is designed to increase efficiency, reduce costs and optimize the value of aircraft within the Textron Aviation family of products. StandardAero also supports Textron Aviation and their service centers on other platforms including Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615, and Honeywell TFE731, GTCP36-150 and 100 series APUs, and Rolls-Royce AE3007 C.

StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A Designated Distributor and Overhaul and Facility (DDOF). With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, the company provides options and recommendations that are tailored to specific operator needs. StandardAero’s facilities and infrastructure has been specifically designed for P&WC PT6A component repair and maintenance events with the goal of minimizing downtime and reducing operator costs.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of aviation 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