StandardAero Reopens TFE731 MPI Shop at Its Springfield, Ill. Service Center

Tempe, Ariz. – Sept. 28, 2010 – StandardAero has officially reopened the engine shop at its Springfield, Ill, service center (SPI). Company officials and customers were on hand for an event and reception to celebrate the opening.

“Customer feedback indicated there was a strong desire in re-establishing an engine shop in Springfield to support their need for ‘one-stop-shop’ capabilities,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Business Aviation. “Listening to our customers and incorporating their feedback into our operations is an important part of our business. Remaining true to our strategy of providing comprehensive business aviation services and the best customer experience available in the market, we followed through.”

Due in part to its Garrett Aviation lineage, StandardAero is the largest independent provider of airframe, paint, avionics and modifications, as well as TFE731 heavy maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). At 265,000 square feet of production and support function floor space, Springfield is StandardAero’s largest business aviation shop and services a significant volume of TFE731-powered aircraft. Initially, the shop will be capable of providing major periodic inspections (MPIs) for TFE731 engines. The capabilities of the shop will be reassessed periodically with a possibility of adding other engine types and services based on customers’ needs.

“I’m very excited to have the engine shop up and running again,” said Mike Menard, vice president and general manager of StandardAero’s Springfield facility. “Our customers tell me regularly that this effort shows a long-term commitment by StandardAero to this facility and our continually increasing presence in the market. And, just as important, they mentioned that when the customer spoke, ‘you more than listened….you acted’.”

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.