StandardAero Signs Multi-Year CFM56-7B Engine MRO Agreement to Support GE Aviation and Southwest Airlines

Scottsdale, Ariz, October 27, 2016 – StandardAero recently signed a multi-year off-load agreement with GE Aviation (“GE”) to provide CFM56-7B aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in support of GE’s Southwest Airlines program. The agreement between StandardAero and GE is for services performed by StandardAero which will be conducted at the company’s Winnipeg, Canada maintenance facilities.

For more than a decade, StandardAero has served as an OEM-authorized MRO service provider for GE and CFM aircraft engines, including a partnership to design and operate GE Aviation’s Winnipeg Test Research and Development Center testing GE’s and CFM’s latest and most advanced engines.

“We are very proud of the confidence GE and Southwest Airlines have placed in StandardAero in this exciting MRO partnership to support Southwest Airlines’ engine fleet of CFM56 -7B engines,” said Rob Cords, President of StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “Our blend of engineering, customer service, and superior quality enables StandardAero to provide a world class, hassle-free customer experience, along with custom tailored and flexible MRO solutions to help lower overall operating costs.”

“Our long and trusted partnership with StandardAero demonstrates the unwavering commitment we share to deliver outstanding service and support to our airline customers, integrating the best MRO services available through both OEM and independent provider solutions.” said Kevin McAllister, president and chief executive officer of GE Engine Services.

“We are excited about this commitment which ensures Southwest receives engine MRO service that matches the rigorous operating tempo and requirements for our fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.” said Bill Tiffany, Vice President of Southwest Airlines Supply Chain Department.

StandardAero is both an independent MRO provider as well as a GE Designated Fulfillment Center, servicing CFM56-7B engines since 2008.

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