StandardAero Signs Multi-Year Contract With Sky Regional Airlines Inc. To Support APS2300 APUs On Embraer E175 Regional Jets Operated For Air Canada

ATLANTA – April 8, 2019 – StandardAero has signed a new multi-year contract with Sky Regional Airlines Inc. to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the airline’s Pratt & Whitney Canada APS2300 auxiliary power units (APUs).  Sky Regional, based in Mississauga, ON, operates flights to destinations across Canada and the U.S. under the Air Canada Express banner.

Under the agreement, StandardAero will provide MRO services for the APS2300 APUs equipping the fleet of Embraer E175 regional aircraft operated by Sky Regional Airlines Inc.  StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee location, which is an OEM-approved Authorized Repair Facility (ARF) for the APS2300, will provide Sky Regional with customized MRO programs offering maximum support and flexibility to meet the airline’s specific operational needs.

Commenting on the announcement, Pat Melen, Vice President – Maintenance for Sky Regional, said:  “StandardAero has a reputation for delivering comprehensive MRO services for the APS2300 APUs, and this agreement illustrates of our confidence in this experienced team.  Ensuring the safety and efficiency of our operations is critical and knowing we have this type of support for our APUs is reassuring.”

“We are pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Sky Regional through this new multi-year APS2300 support agreement,” said Randy Mengel, VP/GM of the company’s Maryville facility.  “We look forward to supporting Sky Regional and its partner Air Canada with reliable APU support services for many years to come, ensuring passenger comfort and maximizing the airline’s on-time performance.”

StandardAero was the first independent service provider for the APS2300 APU, its OEM-trained technicians providing customers with the most comprehensive, experienced and approved service in the industry.   As an Authorized Repair Facility, StandardAero offers numerous benefits to APS2300 operators, including full access to OEM technical support and documentation, full OEM warranty processing, full access to rental bank assets, component repair and LRU capabilities, and coordinated repair development with OEM authorization.

Sky Regional Airlines Inc. is one of Canada’s leading regional carriers and operates a fleet of Embraer E175 aircraft under the Air Canada Express banner.  

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