StandardAero Receives EASA STC for PT6A-135A Engine Program for King Air F90-Series

Tempe, Ariz. – January 6, 2011 – StandardAero has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to re-engine the Hawker Beechcraft King Air F90 aircraft with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-135A engines. This is the same engine that is Type Certified on King Air F90-1 aircraft. StandardAero is the only PT6A designated overhaul facility that can offer customers maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) as well as PT6A engine upgrade options.

“PT6A-135 engines have been in service for more than 30 years, many of which are approaching their third and fourth overhaul,” said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Turboprop Programs. ”Low Cycle Fatigue replacement, Service Bulletin requirements and customer build specifications are driving up overhaul and maintenance costs. With our engine-upgrade program, customers can get a brand new PT6A-135A engine for a slightly higher cost than overhauling their aging PT6A-135 engines, while increasing performance, aircraft value, and reducing future engine maintenance costs.”

Upgrading to the StandardAero PT6A-135A engine program provides Beechcraft King Air F90 operators with the latest in P&WC engine technology, increased aircraft value and increased performance. StandardAero also offers extended warranty coverage to 10 years or base time-before-overhaul.

StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with nearly $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 the dynamics of Dubai 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 kilometer 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.