StandardAero Recognized by Rolls-Royce for the 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” Award during annual FIRST Network Recognition Event

12th Consecutive Year of Winning an Award for M250 Helicopter Engine MRO Excellence

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 29, 2021 – StandardAero was recently recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” award.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide.

StandardAero was one of only four companies recognized this year and this is the 12th consecutive year the company has received a Rolls-Royce FIRST Network award.  This was also the first time that the awards program was held virtually, with the cancellation of this year’s HAI/Heli-Expo. 

The 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” award represents a facility identified for consistently delivering on promises, that is trusted to perform in accordance with “promises made, promises kept,” continually going out of their way to ensure their performance matches their commitments while being counted on to deliver a quality product.

“We are proud to recognize StandardAero as the ‘Trusted to Deliver Excellence’ award winner,” said Scott Cunningham, Rolls-Royce Director – Helicopter Services.  “StandardAero continues to demonstrate the behaviors of a promises made, promises kept culture.  This was highlighted in 2020 by their support of customer repairs and further demonstrated through a successful modernization of their facility; all accomplished without customer disruption or performance degradation.”

“At StandardAero, we all try to live by the essence of this award’s criteria and always delivering the best quality services while always doing what we say we are going to do,” said Brian Hughes, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for StandardAero Helicopters business unit.  “Our entire helicopter engine MRO team is honored and proud to receive this award and we look forward to our continued trusted partnership with Rolls-Royce.”  

As a Rolls-Royce ­­­Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC) with over 50 years of experience, StandardAero offers complete M250 engine and accessory MRO services for operators around the world, completed by highly experienced technicians that have consistently raised the standard for quality workmanship and excellence in customer service within the industry.

The FIRST Network includes more than 30 approved, licensed service centers around the world.  With its competitive structure, operators can find affordable and reliable services anywhere for Rolls-Royce M250 engines and related components. 

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 The Carlyle Group. For more information about StandardAero, go to