Houston, Texas – Feb. 26, 2010 – StandardAero’s Vice President Helicopter Programs, Tom Roche, has been re-elected to a second term as Chairman of the Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC)/Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) Council. Roche will serve another two-year term in this capacity.
StandardAero has been servicing Model 250 engines and accessories for over 40 years and is the oldest and largest center with the broadest capability in the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network. Through six MRO locations, the company provides worldwide support to Rolls-Royce Model 250 customers.
Roche has led the Helicopter Programs team at StandardAero for the last eight years. He was previously the general manager at StandardAero’s Sydney Australia facility. His background prior to helicopter engines was in PT6 and T56 engines. Roche has been involved in aviation maintenance for over 30 years, 28 of which have been with StandardAero.
StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: www.dubaiaerospace.com
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on the dynamics of Dubai and continuous growth in aviation.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.