StandardAero Signs Long-Term APU Maintenance Agreement with Mandarin Airlines

Scottsdale, Ariz. – September 1, 2015 – StandardAero signed a six-year contract with Mandarin Airlines to perform customized maintenance, repair and overhaul services for APS2300 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its fleet of Embraer ERJ190 regional aircraft. The contract is StandardAero’s first APU program in Republic of China (Taiwan) and the new contract is expected to continue until December 31, 2021, when Mandarin anticipates the retirement of its existing fleet.

StandardAero is an OEM-approved APS2300 APU Authorized Repair Facility, and as such, the company’s certified APU technicians have completed extensive OEM factory training provide customers with the most comprehensive, experienced and OEM-approved service in the industry. Mandarin Airlines’ APUs will be serviced at StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee facility.

Mandarin Airlines is based in Taipei, Republic of China. The Taiwanese carrier operates domestic and regional international flights. The airline services passengers in Taiwan and mainland China as well as destinations in Hong Kong, Philippines, Vietnam, Japan and South Korea.

“This new agreement is an important step in servicing Asia Pacific through a Taiwan based airline,” said Robert Cords, President of StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “We have been actively pursuing customers in this region and look forward to serving as a trusted partner for Mandarin Airlines.”

StandardAero was the first independent service provider on APS2300 APUs and has the ability to offer additional benefits to customers including: full access to OEM technical support and documentation, full OEM warranty processing, full access to rental bank assets, component repair & LRU capabilities and coordinated repair development with OEM authorization.

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, energy and VIP completions markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’s web site at