StandardAero Signs New Contracts with Mesa Airlines to Support its Fleet of APS2300 and RE220 APUs

Scottsdale, Ariz. – June 6, 2018 – StandardAero has recently signed two, new, five-year contracts with Mesa Airlines, Inc. to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the airline’s APS2300 and RE220 auxiliary power units (APUs). With these new contracts, StandardAero now supports 100% of Mesa Airlines’ APUs.

Under the first contract, StandardAero will provide MRO services for the APS2300 APUs equipping a further 18 Embraer E175 regional aircraft operated by Mesa for United Airlines. This new contract follows on from a previous 12-year APU support agreement covering 30 Mesa E175s signed in 2015.

The second contract covers support of the RE220 APUs which equip Mesa’s fleet of 84 Bombardier CRJ700/CRJ900 regional aircraft, operated for American Airlines and United Airlines.

StandardAero, an OEM-approved Authorized Repair Facility for both the APS2300 and RE220, will provide Mesa with customized MRO programs offering maximum support and flexibility to meet the airline’s specific operational needs. Mesa’s APUs will be serviced at StandardAero’s Maryville, Tennessee facility.

“We are pleased to renew our relationship with StandardAero, one of the airline industry’s most respected service companies,” said Mesa Airlines Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “Mesa has a long track record of industry-leading performance, and we look forward to additional opportunities to expand this partnership.”

Commenting for StandardAero, Peter Turner, President – Airlines & Fleets, said: “We are proud to serve as the exclusive APU MRO partner for Mesa Airlines, and look forward to exceeding all expectations for quality and on-time delivery for the next five years.”

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. StandardAero has provided support for the RE220 APU equipping the CRJ700 and CRJ900 since 2005, the company’s APU platform capabilities also encompassing the smaller CRJ200.

As an Authorized Repair Facility, StandardAero offers numerous benefits to APS2300 and RE220 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.

Founded on a mesa in New Mexico in 1982 and headquartered in Phoenix since 1998, Mesa Airlines provides regional air services for both American Airlines (under the American Eagle banner) and for United Airlines (under the United Express brand). Mesa operates 145 aircraft with more than 440 daily system departures to 107 cities in 38 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, and – commencing July 2018 – Cuba.

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 and energy 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