Tempe, Ariz. – December 7, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has received European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC #10040181) approval to upgrade King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C aircraft to Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-52 engines. This STC is fully compatible with numerous STC’s including Raisbeck Engineering modifications and Garmin G1000 avionics equipment.
“Today’s announcement provides a major advantage to European operators of King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C aircraft as they now have a choice to upgrade to P&WC PT6A-52 engines,” said Alain Berube, Vice President, Turboprop Programs, StandardAero. “Our global presence and experience in the turboprop market not only gives operators a reliable alternative but the option to have this STC performed at their location of choice. With StandardAero’s engine-upgrade program, our customers can get new P&WC PT6A-52 engines for a comparable cost to overhauling their high time P&WC PT6A-41 or -42 engines, while increasing performance and aircraft value.”
StandardAero’s upgrade program provides P&WC PT6A-52 engines to- Beechcraft King Air 200-series operators with the benefits of operating a new engine, including increased aircraft value and increased performance, allowing for over 300 knots true airspeed in cruise. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or base time-before-overhaul.
StandardAero is the only Designated Distributor and Overhaul Facility for P&WC PT6A engines that can offer customers both engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and engine upgrade options.
StandardAero received FAA approval for this upgrade (STC #SA02715CH-D) in June 2009.
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 www.dubaiaerospace.com.