StandardAero Performs 1,500th Engine Shop Visit for the Pinnacle Air Network

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – October 19, 2023StandardAero recently celebrated completion of its 1,500th engine event for the Pinnacle Air Network, an alliance of 17 strong, reputable independent fixed base operator (FBOs), maintenance repair overhaul (MRO) providers and aircraft sales & charter companies located across North America.

StandardAero supports the Pinnacle Air Network and its members with MRO services for a range of engine platforms, including the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A turboprop and JT15D turbofan.  These services, which include engine overhaul, hot section inspection (HSI) and repair, ensure that the Pinnacle Air Network, its members and end-user clients are kept airborne with timely, responsive and cost-effective support.

Commenting on the milestone for the Pinnacle Air Network, Executive Director Lance Phillips, said:  “Our preferred partnership with StandardAero brings unmatched benefits to Pinnacle Air Network members.  The StandardAero team works tirelessly to meet our members’ needs while providing industry-leading engine service support.”

“StandardAero truly values our close relationship with the Pinnacle Air Network and its member companies,” commented Adam MacArthur, Regional Sales Director – Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero.  “We truly value the confidence shown in us by such an influential name in the private aviation marketplace, and look forward to continuing to meet and exceed the expectations of the Pinnacle Air Network and its members with reliable PT6A and JT15D engine support over the coming years.”

StandardAero is the world’s largest independent Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF), with distribution rights on certain engine models.   The company supports the global PT6A operator community from four DOFs located in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, backed up by a global network of six service centers and over twenty dedicated mobile repair technicians.  With more than 55 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides operators with a nose-to-tail suite of services, including repair schemes, re-engineering STCs, engine exchanges, rentals and Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) analysis.

StandardAero is also a Pratt & Whitney Canada Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the JT15D engine, with an overhaul facility location in Summerside, PE, Canada, supported by ten service center locations in the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.  StandardAero’s JT15D service offerings include the VMAX pay-per-hour support program, which delivers peace of mind through a predictable, ‘no surprises’ engine maintenance expense guarantee.

The Pinnacle Air Network is headquartered in Dallas, TX.  Lance Phillips, an industry sales and marketing veteran and professional pilot, is the executive director.  Today the Pinnacle Air Network has collective revenues of over 1.6 Billion USD and over 4,600 employees spread over 113 locations in the US and Mexico.  Their MROs have over 1,000 skilled technicians and $38 million in parts inventory.  The group has over 200 aircraft in their charter and management fleet. Its members are respected, high quality operators.  The Pinnacle Air Network is clearly one of the largest forces in the general aviation industry. Learn more at


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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm Carlyle.