StandardAero Names Jeff Manion as Vice President, Global Sales & Customer Service for Business Aviation

Tempe, Ariz. – January 8, 2010 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, has appointed Jeff Manion to the position of Vice President, Global Sales & Customer Service for the company’s Business Aviation Sector.

Manion will be responsible for directing Business Aviation’s global sales and customer service activities as well as developing, planning and coordinating sales strategies and execution, managing sales pipeline processes, and ensuring the highest quality of customer service standards for the business aviation customers.

“As the newest leader on the Business Aviation management team, Jeff fills a critical position and will serve as a key asset in the fulfillment of our Business Aviation sales and customer service strategy,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President of Business Aviation. “Given the breadth of his sales and leadership experience within the business aviation industry, his decision to join StandardAero is a significant win for the company. Today’s announcement is yet one more acknowledgement of StandardAero’s commitment to ensuring its position as a top tier performer in the business aviation market.”

Manion comes to StandardAero from Duncan Aviation where he served in Sales, Management, and recently as Vice President of Sales. Prior to Duncan, Manion held various sales & marketing positions within the aircraft industry with companies such as LearJet, Camp Systems and Cessna.

Manion is a licensed A&P Technician and holds a degree in Aviation Management from Colorado Aero Tech.

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $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 Dubai’s dynamism 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 kilometre 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.