Geneva Switzerland – May 14, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that it just delivered its 1000th GE engine; a CF34™-3 engine for Brit Air. The 162,000 sq. ft facility in Winnipeg, Canada supports the CF34 engine as well as the larger CFM56-7B engine used on Boeing’s fleet of 737 Next Generation aircraft.
“This is a significant milestone and one that we are very proud to celebrate,” said Jeff Wood, Senior Vice President, Airlines & Fleets, StandardAero. “One thousand engines is a significant achievement and given the longstanding relationship we’ve had with Brit Air, it’s only fitting that this milestone engine was theirs. Brit Air was our first CF34 customer outside North America and our long term partnership with them has strengthened our presence in the European market, as well as extended our global MRO footprint.”
“We are pleased to receive StandardAero’s 1000th GE engine,” said Marc Lamidey, CEO, Brit Air. “StandardAero became our CF34 MRO support provider in 2007 and we have been very pleased with their work. Their flexibility and customer focus are what makes them an attractive choice for us and we look forward to continuing our relationship with them.”
In 2009, StandardAero entered the CFM56 market to expand its current product portfolio and solidify its market position as a comprehensive MRO provider in the commercial aircraft market. To date, more than 60 CFM56-7B shop visits have been completed as the volume continues to increase to include international customers.
According to several StandardAero customers, today’s 1000th engine announcement reflects the company’s strong partnerships and commitment in aligning StandardAero’s goals with those of their customers. StandardAero currently has over 1000 CF34/CFM56 engines under long term, maintenance relationships and that number continues to rise as we expand our global presence.
“SkyWest has enjoyed a long-term relationship with StandardAero,” said Chip Childs, President & COO, SkyWest Airlines. “Their commitment to quality and continuous improvement supports SkyWest’s intense focus on safety, reliability and efficiency and enables us to focus on meeting our long-term needs.”
StandardAero’s continued focus on the customer is reflected in everything they do,” said Paul McElhinney, President & CEO, GE Aviation’s Services operation. “GE Aviation looks forward to our continued partnership and remains fully committed to StandardAero’s world-class MRO business.”
StandardAero recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as a GE Authorized CF34 Provider and has been a GE Designated Fulfillment Center for the CFM56-7B engine since 2009. Long-term customers include Brit Air, GoJet, Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Embraer, Cimber, Alitalia, WestJet, and SkyWest.
CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 Joint company of Snecma (Safran Group) and GE.
CF34 is a trademark of General Electric Company
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 www.dubaiaerospace.com.