StandardAero Signs Three FBOs as Rolls-Royce Support Centers

Dallas, Texas – February 12, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed three 6-year agreements with Fixed Base Operators (FBOs) in Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala. Helipark Taxi Aereo E Manutencao Aeronautica Ltda. (Helipark) of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Servicio Tecnico Aereo De Mexico (STAM) of Mexico City, Mexico, and Aeroservicios AVE, S.A. (AVESA) of Guatemala City, Guatemala have signed with StandardAero as Authorized Rolls-Royce Support Centers.

“Today’s announcement underscores StandardAero’s strategic alliances strategy to provide the operators in these geographic markets with the world-class M250® servicing StandardAero is known for,” said Brian Hughes, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Helicopter Programs, StandardAero. “We are looking forward to working closely with Helipark, STAM, and AVESA to support the engine MRO needs of their customers.”

The Rolls-Royce Support Center designations will offer customers the convenience to regional access to StandardAero.

“Rolls-Royce welcomes these new members of the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network, as we expand global service to M250® operators,” said Mark Thompson, Rolls-Royce Helicopter Service Network Manager. “The M250® engine line has been continually upgraded, built on a legacy of 215 Million Flight Hours. We look forward to helping operators meet their daily mission, whatever that might be.”

“This is a very important partnership, one that allows us to offer more agility to the customers,” said João Velloso, CEO, Helipark, “Helipark is the most complete service center for helicopters in South America and is constantly improving process to keep clients always satisfied.”

“M250® operators in Mexico will benefit greatly from this latest authorization, said Juan Jose Bonilla, General Manager, STAM. “We look forward to our new alliance with StandardAero and Rolls-Royce.”

“We are proud to be a part of a prestigious team such as Rolls Royce and StandardAero,” said Lorena Lemus, Gerente General, AVESA. “This new strategic alliance will benefit operators in the central region and will provide us with better field support to better service to our customers.”

StandardAero will be attending this year’s Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas, on February 12-14, Booth #9446.

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