StandardAero Renews Focus on Engineering & Certification Services

Orlando, Fla. – Oct. 19, 2009 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, spurred by the recent award of its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) by the FAA for its Springfield, Ill. location, is renewing its focus on providing engineering and certification services including Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) development to all segments of the aviation industry, including business aviation.

Underscoring this renewed focus is the company’s recent completions at its Associated Air Center (AAC) operations in Dallas, Texas.

“AAC is working on an impressive array of upgrades on both Boeing and Airbus aircraft,” said Jack Lawless, President, Associated Air Center and Chief Operating Officer for StandardAero. “Recently we completed cabin entertainment and WiFi STCs on Boeing 737 BBJ aircraft. Other STC projects in work include Boeing 727 auxiliary fuel tanks, electronic flight bags with security system in Boeing 777, 747, 737, Airbus A319, A320, A300 and A330 aircraft, engine upgrade on the Cessna Caravan, and emergency cabin lighting in Boeing 737 BBJ.”

“Unlike others in our industry, StandardAero is truly a ‘full-service’ aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider,” said Scott Taylor, Senior Vice President, Business Aviation for StandardAero. “We’ve long been the leader in engine MRO. By growing our engineering and certification services with our capabilities in airframe, avionics, component repair, modifications and interior refurbishments, StandardAero provides customers with the most comprehensive single-source service provider in the industry – a true one-stop shop.

The recent Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) enables StandardAero to provide design and certification services leading to the issuance of STCs for alterations and modifications on a broad range of aerospace products. These include complete interiors, engine retrofits, airframe modifications, cabin entertainment systems, glass cockpits and other major avionics upgrades on most aircraft models. Through its in-house capability and network of DERs, StandardAero can also provide design and engineering services necessary to support STC applications. The company has already secured significant contracts on various platforms extending into 2010.

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:

DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of five divisions – DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Services, DAE Manufacturing and DAE Airports.

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).