Tempe, Ariz. – June 25, 2009 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Company, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC SA02715CH-D) to remove Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-41 or -42 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C and replace them with PT6A-52 engines and four-bladed Hartzell propellers. This is the same engine and propeller combination that is Type Certified on new Beechcraft King Air B200GT aircraft. With this STC approval, StandardAero is only the third company in the world to hold an STC for this modification. StandardAero is also the only PT6A designated overhaul facility that can offer customers maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) as well as PT6 engine upgrade options.
“PT6A-41 and -42 engines have been in service for more than 35 years, many of which are approaching their third and fourth overhaul,” said StandardAero General Manager Turboprop Business Unit, Manny Atwal. He added: “Low Cycle Fatigue replacement, Service Bulletin requirements and customer build specifications are driving up the overhaul and maintenance costs. With the StandardAero engine-upgrade program, customers can get a new PT6A-52 engine for a slightly higher cost than overhauling their aging PT6A-41 or -42 engines, while increasing performance and aircraft value.”
Upgrading to the StandardAero PT6A-52 engine program provides Beechcraft King Air 200-series operators with the latest in P&WC engine technology, 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.
Four aircraft modifications are already scheduled in the upcoming weeks, with several more expected over the remainder of 2009. StandardAero’s Designated Alteration Station (DAS) in Springfield, Ill. was instrumental in receiving this approval.
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: www.dubaiaerospace.com
DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Services, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Airports, and DAE Flight Academy.
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.
DAE’s shareholders include the Investment Corporation of Dubai, Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, and Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO).