StandardAero Names Chad Kaatz Director, Engineering for Helicopters Business

Tempe, Ariz. – February 25, 2013 – StandardAero’s Helicopters business headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada has announced Chad Kaatz as Director of Engineering. Kaatz will be located in Winnipeg but will support all of StandardAero’s global Helicopter locations, including the company’s three Canadian locations in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Montreal, as well as Charlotte, N.C., Sydney, Australia and Singapore.

“Chad brings key strategic leadership to the Helicopters Engineering role,” said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Helicopters, StandardAero. “Chad has over a decade of experience in the Heli industry and with his leadership and technical expertise, he will serve as a key contributor in delivering the best quality product to our customers. Our Helicopters business unit has the largest group of Professional Engineers dedicated to supporting the MRO of Rolls-Royce M250 engine in the world. It’s part of our dedication to performance and quality excellence for the industry.”

Kaatz will be responsible for implementing the Helicopters business’ Optimal Build Standard which improves engine performance in the helicopter via improved temperature margins and fuel consumption. In addition, Kaatz will lead all engineering technical support and oversee the delivery of specialized engine repairs, saving Helicopters’ customers money during the engine MRO process.

Prior to joining StandardAero Kaatz served at Boeing Canada. Kaatz holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) degree in from the University of Manitoba and a Program Management Professional (PMP) designation.

StandardAero will be exhibiting at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev., March 5 – March 7, 2013; Booth # N5234.

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. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at