StandardAero Wins Multi-Year Contract From PassionAir Airlines for PW150A Engine MRO Services – Expanding Support of Global Q400 Fleet

SCOTTSDALE – February 28, 2019 – StandardAero was recently selected by PassionAir, a Ghana-based airline, to provide a tailored package of engine services for its fleet of Q400 regional turboprop aircraft.  Under the multi-year contract, StandardAero will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for PassionAir’s Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A turboprop engines from its Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Seletar, Singapore.

The contract will also authorize StandardAero to provide PassionAir with a range of rental engine, engineering and engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) support services.  StandardAero is uniquely placed to offer ECTM analysis expertise as both a P&WC designated overhaul facility (DOF) and a CAMP Systems Designated Analysis Center (DAC).

Commenting on the agreement, Charles Richardson, Director of Maintenance for PassionAir, said:  “After evaluating prospective service providers on our shortlist, we are happy to engage StandardAero as the engine maintenance provider for our Q400 fleet.  We found the engine care package offered to be comprehensive and competitive, and it is my belief and hope that we will experience complete satisfaction with the service and support that we anticipate to receive from them.”

Peter Turner, President of Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero, added:  “We are pleased to add PassionAir to the list of Ghanaian operators supported by StandardAero.  PassionAir joins a growing list of customers who benefit from service excellence provided by our start-of-the-art facility in Singapore, backed up by our extensive engineering and ECTM capabilities.  We look forward to meeting and exceeding the airline’s expectations for on-time support over the coming years.”

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. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.  In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City.  Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education.  More information can be found on the company’s web site at

PassionAir is a Ghanaian airline that started scheduled domestic operations in Ghana in August 2018.  With a vision of creating an exceptional travelling experience, the airline seeks to provide the Ghanaian aviation market with timely, safe and secure schedules between Accra and the main cities.  It is PassionAir’s goal to be the airline of choice, providing competitive service within Ghana and the West African region as a whole.  For more details visit