StandardAero Signs Five Year MRO Contract with City of Nashville Metropolitan Police Department

Orlando, Fla. – March 6, 2011 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed an exclusive five-year contract for Model 250 engine repair and overhaul services with the City of Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. All work will be performed at StandardAero facilities in Winnipeg, Canada and Concord, N.C.

Repair and overhaul services will be performed on the police department’s seven-helicopter fleet comprised of MD 500E and Bell OH-58 helicopters using Model 250-C20B and Model 250-T63-A-720 engines.

“Today’s announcement not only validates the quality of our services and our reputation for customer service, but also solidifies StandardAero’s presence as the premier M250 MRO provider within Airborne Law Enforcement Agency circles,” said Tom Roche, StandardAero Vice President, Helicopter Programs. “We’re excited about our new relationship with Metro and the ability to provide them with a comprehensive support network that includes a M250 overhaul facility in Tennessee’s neighboring state North Carolina,” concluded Roche.

The contract announcement ensures total engine maintenance and overhaul requirements support for the City of Nashville Metropolitan Police Department’s Aviation Unit.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe 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, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations. The company is celebrating its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at