StandardAero to offer Avionic Upgrades from ACSS for Business Jets

Orlando, Fla. – October 30, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed an agreement with ACSS to offer its line of advanced Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) products for business jets. Installing ADS-B-capable products are part of the FAA’s NextGen initiative.

“ADS-B is a cornerstone technology of the FAA’s NextGen airspace redesign project,” said Jeremy Thomas, Avionics Product Director, StandardAero. “Our customers want to take advantage of the safety and operational efficiencies of ADS-B and NextGen. We’re working with ACSS to bring their certified and performing systems into business jet platforms.”

ACSS’s ADS-B applications for business jets include Surface Area Movement Management (SAMM) and CDTI Assisted Visual Separation (CAVS).

In addition to the ADS-B products from ACSS, StandardAero is offering their customers a chance to upgrade their TCAS II products from ACSS to Change 7.1 software. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a mandate requiring that the Traffic Alert & Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) on aircraft operating in European airspace be upgraded to Change 7.1 software by no later than December 1, 2015 to retrofit existing aircraft.

The Change 7.1 upgrade applies to all manufacturers of TCAS II products and delivers the following safety upgrades: reversal logic, new aural alerting for Adjust Vertical Speed, and “Level-Off, Level-Off” resolution advisories (RAs) to make it more clear that a reduction in vertical rate is required.

StandardAero will be exhibiting at the 65th Annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention and Expo, October 30 – November 1, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.; Booth 2000.

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