StandardAero Signs New, Multi-Year Contract with China Express Airlines

Tempe, Ariz. – April 7, 2014 – StandardAero recently completed a strategic APU maintenance agreement for MRO services on Honeywell RE220 APUs for China Express Airlines. The new contract is a five-year agreement supporting requirements for 13 China Express Airlines RE220 APUs.

China Express Airlines is based in Guiyang, Guizhou, People’s Republic of China. China Express is China‘s first private regional airline, established in May 2006. It provides services using Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft.

“We are excited to begin our new relationship with China Express,” said George Poh, Vice President of Sales & Marketing – APAC for StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “Building partnerships with mainland airlines is key to our success in China.”

China Express repair and overhaul services will be completed at the company’s Maryville, Tennessee facility, where StandardAero has amassed its experience servicing more than 6,000 APUs in its history at that location.

“This long-term commitment from China Express illustrates our credibility in the market place,” said Rob Cords, SVP of StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “Acquiring this business is the result of the service and support our team has delivered for our existing customers in China and the surrounding APAC region.”

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. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated 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