StandardAero Breaks Ground on New CFM56 Facility

Winnipeg, Manitoba – Sept. 17, 2009 – StandardAero, a DAE Company, today broke ground on an additional 27,000-square-foot expansion at their Winnipeg facility in support of future CFM56 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work. In June, at the Paris Air Show, StandardAero and WestJet announced an exclusive 12-year OnPoint solution agreement valued at more than […]

Vector Aerospace Consolidates Texas-based Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney Canada Engine Operations

September 1, 2009 – Vector Aerospace Corporation announces its Helicopter Services Rolls-Royce 250 model engine repair facility located in Lewisville, Texas is consolidating with the Vector Engine Services-Atlantic Pratt & Whitney Canada engine repair station in Southlake, Texas to create a combined engine repair operation. From Southlake, Vector Aerospace will offer repair station support for […]

StandardAero Names Scott Taylor Business Aviation Sector Leader

Tempe, Ariz. – Aug. 25, 2009 – StandardAero has appointed Scott Taylor to the position of Senior Vice President for Business Aviation based in Tempe, Ariz. With over 20 years experience leading global sales, marketing and strategy development, Taylor will be responsible for developing and executing sustainable long-term strategy for the business aviation sector and […]

Vector Aerospace Acquires Certified OH58 Airframe Maintenance Fixture

August 24, 2009 – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) now offers Bell Helicopter-certified airframe repair capability for the OH-58 (Kiowa) A and C models, via its new maintenance fixture located at the company’s Andalusia, Alabama helicopter repair and overhaul operation. Ronnie […]

StandardAero Springfield Receives Organization Designation Authorization

Tempe, Ariz. – July 20, 2009 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Company, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) at its Springfield, Ill. location from the Chicago Aircraft Certification Office. This designation enables StandardAero to approve design data, tests, and analysis as well as make a finding of compliance to […]

Vector Aerospace Creates New Sales Organization

July 20, 2009 – Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – TSX:RNO announces the creation of a new centralized sales and marketing group as part of its strategy for “Setting the Standard of Customer Service,” and its plan of strategic growth for further expansion into the global fixed and rotary-wing markets. John MacDougall moves from his […]

StandardAero Receives FAA STC for King Air 200/B200-Series PT6A-52 Engine Program

Tempe, Ariz. – June 25, 2009 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Company, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC SA02715CH-D) to remove Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A-41 or -42 series engines on the Beechcraft King Air 200/200C/B200/B200C and replace them with PT6A-52 engines and four-bladed Hartzell propellers. This is the same engine and […]

Vector Receives Gold Performance Award

June 24, 2009 – Vector Aerospace Component Services Almondbank has been presented with a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognise suppliers who have achieved superior performance. The Almondbank operation maintained a Gold performance composite rating for each month of the 12-month period from October 1st 2007 to […]

StandardAero Transitioning its P&WC PW100 Designated Overhaul Facility to Canada

Winnipeg, Canada – June 19, 2009 – StandardAero is moving its Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW100 Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) from The Netherlands to Winnipeg, Canada. This P&WC approved PW100 overhaul facility will provide heavy repair, engine overhaul, and line-replaceable-unit (LRU) overhaul services. A newly created turboprop business unit in support of P&WC products […]

WestJet signs $850 million engine MRO agreement

CALGARY, Alberta. June 17, 2009. WestJet today announced it has signed an exclusive 12-year OnPoint* solution agreement valued at more than $850 million (USD) over the life of the contract with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of its fleet of CFM56-7+ engines that power 79 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. As part of […]