StandardAero Sets New Standard in MRO Cost Savings for TFE731 with Fastlane™; Turn Times Cut by Half

Geneva, Switzerland – May 3, 2010 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company does more TFE731 heavy maintenance work than anyone else in the world; now they are doing it faster too. Average industry turnaround times for TFE731 Core Zone Inspection (CZI) overhauls are 28 days. With StandardAero’s, Fastlane™ program, turn time on CZIs and Major Periodic Inspections (MPIs) are averaging 14 days and six days, respectively. This nearly two-fold reduction in turn time puts customers back in the air roughly 50 percent faster, reducing down time and increasing aircraft productivity; saving customers money.

“As a full service, tip-to-tail provider, StandardAero customers can complete CZIs for its customers in conjunction with an airframe inspection without requiring a return visit, resulting in less maintenance downtime and substantial costs savings,” said Scott Taylor, senior vice president, Business Aviation for StandardAero. He added: “Our vision for Business Aviation is to ensure a world class ‘total customer experience and aircraft solutions’ delivering a level of customer satisfaction second-to-none and serving as the industry benchmark for comprehensive service and quality. Our Fastlane™ program gets customers flying again with minimal downtime, reduced costs and maximum asset utilization. This ability provides customers with a favorable, quality-driven customer experience.”

In addition to its TFE731 work, StandardAero is also a volume leader in CF34, AE3007 and PT6 heavy maintenance. For more information on StandardAero’s industry-leading TFE731 turnaround times, go to,

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.