StandardAero Optimizes its Upgrade Program for the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4™ to Pro Line 21™ on Falcon Aircraft

Las Vegas, Nev. – October 10, 2011 – StandardAero Business Aviation announced today that it continues to expand its experiential knowledge of the Rockwell Collins Pro Line 4 to Pro Line 21™ upgrade program on Falcon aircraft, with its recent avionics upgrade of the Falcon 2000. StandardAero was the first independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider to successfully complete a Pro Line 4™ to Pro Line 21™ upgrade on the Falcon 50EX platform.

“Our experience installing PL4-to-21 upgrades is paying dividends to our customers. Utilizing our vast integration and installation experience with other aircraft types we recently complete our first Falcon 2000 upgrade ahead of schedule” said Jeremy Thomas, Avionics Product Director, StandardAero Business Aviation. “We are focused on performing the highest quality installations while optimizing our internal processes to reduce the amount of time it takes to complete the Pro Line 21™ upgrades. This reduced downtime maximizes the operational availability of our customers business jet assets and return their aircraft to service with the valuable features and enhancements provided with the Pro Line 21™ upgrade.”

StandardAero recently received parts manufacturing authority (PMA) for the wiring harness used for the Falcon 50EX business jet Pro Line 4™ to Pro Line 21™ upgrade program. Receiving the PMA allows StandardAero the authority to build and re-sell the wiring harness needed for the installation. The PMA further enhances StandardAero’s ability to reduce the downtime associated with Pro Line 4 to 21™ upgrades through pre-fabrication and testing of the harness prior to aircraft arrival.

StandardAero’s Pro Line 4™ to Pro Line 21™ upgrade program is available now for F50EX, F2000 and F2000EX platforms. The flight deck features four large, configurable 10- by 8-inch liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that includes Rockwell Collins’ Integrated Flight Information System (IFIS). With IFIS, pilots will have access to high resolution electronic charts, XM graphical weather including, but not limited to NEXRAD, lightning data, satellite images and winds aloft, and enhanced navigation maps. The upgrade also includes Rockwell Collins’ Flight Management System (FMS) for Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GPS Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches.

StandardAero is authorized to perform a full range of avionics modifications and upgrades at any of its four MRO facilities in Springfield, Ill. (SPI), Augusta, Ga. (AGS), Los Angeles (LAX) and Houston, Texas (IAH).

StandardAero will be exhibiting at the 64th Annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Expo on October 10–12, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev., (Booth N6116).

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe 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, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations. The company is celebrating 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