StandardAero Signs Support Center Agreement with RainAir for PT6A Engine MRO on Fleet of King Air, PC-12, Caravan, Cheyenne Aircraft

Tempe, Ariz. – September 10, 2013 – StandardAero announced that it has signed a three year Support Center Agreement with RainAir Aircraft Services for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) on the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A engine. Under the terms of the contract, StandardAero will serve as the exclusive engine service provider to RainAir.

“Today’s Support Center Agreement is our first with RainAir,” said Rob Cords, Senior Vice President, Airlines & Fleets, StandardAero. “RainAir is a rapidly growing FBO servicing the Southeast United States. Our ability to effectively support their business growth provides a strategic advantage for them as well as strategic growth advantages for us. We are excited to be partnering with RainAir.”

“We are pleased to partner with StandardAero for our PT6A engine maintenance,” said Bart Rainey, Owner, RainAir. “StandardAero has long been a leader in turboprop MRO. Their reputation for service quality and experience provides us the ability to pass this level of expertise and service excellence directly to our customers.”

This is StandardAero’s first partnership with RainAir who selected StandardAero based on their reputation for service excellence. The agreement is exclusive for the state of Alabama with all line and heavy maintenance engine work up to Hot Section Inspection, being performed in the field or at StandardAero’s Maryville, Tenn. facility (respectively) and all engine overhauls conducted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. RainAir Aircraft Services is located at the Albertville Regional Airport (8AO), in Albertville, Alabama.

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