SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – October 28, 2019 – Cape Air, a leading U.S. regional airline based in Hyannis, MA, has selected StandardAero to provide engine support services for its fleet of Cessna Caravan aircraft. Under the agreement, StandardAero will provide Cape Air with Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services from its network of overhaul facilities and service centers in North America.
StandardAero is the world’s largest independent Pratt & Whitney authorized PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) with distribution rights on certain engine models. The company supports the global PT6A operator community from four DOFs located in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, backed up by a global network of seven service centers and over twenty dedicated mobile repair technicians. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides operators with a nose-to-tail suite of services, including repair schemes, re-engineering STCs, engine exchanges, rentals and Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) analysis.
Commenting on the announcement, Jim Goddard, Senior Vice President with Cape Air, said: “Cape Air looks forward to continuing its successful relationship with StandardAero, which spans back to the former Vector Aerospace entity. We look forward to receiving the same high standards of service from StandardAero on the PT6A engine that we have experienced from the company on the PW100 platform in support of our ATR 42 fleet over the past 15 years.”
“StandardAero is delighted to strengthen its long-standing support partnership with Cape Air through this new agreement,” said Jason Johnson, Vice President – Sales & Marketing for StandardAero’s Airline & Fleets business unit. “Having provided PW100 MRO services to the airline for many years, we are honored to now be entrusted with support for Cape Air’s PT6A engine fleet, and look forward to providing the airline with safe and reliable support for years to come.”
Now in its 30th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, serving 37 cities in the US and Caribbean. The employee-owned company, based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has grown from three flights a day between Provincetown and Boston in 1989 to a fleet of 100 aircraft, 400 flights a day and service to 500,000 passengers annually. Cape Air has been recognized as “One of the Top Ten Small Airlines in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler. For more details visit www.capeair.com.
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. StandardAero is owned by The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG), a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions. With $216 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2018, Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of our investors, portfolio companies and the communities in which we live and invest. For more information, go to www.standardaero.com.