StandardAero’s Helicopters Business Aggressively Expands North American Authorized Support Centers

Orlando, Fla. – March 6, 2011 – StandardAero announced today that is has signed Servicio Tecnico Aereo de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (STAM), of Mexico City as an Authorized Support Center (ASC). The agreement is for one year and includes optional one-year extensions at the end of each expiry date.

“Today’s announcement symbolizes StandardAero’s increased presence within the Mexican Model 250 market,” said Tom Roche, Vice President, Helicopter Programs, StandardAero. “We are looking forward to servicing the customers of Mexico City and surrounding areas through our strategic alliance with STAM.”

This ASC designation marks the second announcement this week from StandardAero. HeloAir, in Richmond, Va. was just announced as an ASC providing Rolls-Royce Model 250 operators along the United States’ eastern seaboard with another reliable avenue for a complete service package through the StandardAero network.

Servicio Tecnico Aereo de Mexico, S.A. De C.V. (STAM) is a Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility (CSF) in Mexico for the service and maintenance of all Bell Helicopter commercial aircraft. STAM started operations in 1995 and is part of the group of companies owned by Grupo Mexico de Aeronautica. STAM has facilities in Latin America and maintains certifications under Mexico’s Certificate DGAC No. 168 and U.S. FAA Certification No. 2STY158B.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe 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, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations. The company is celebrating 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