Vendors an Integral Part of Associated Air Center’s VIP Completions Process

Tempe, Ariz. – July 16, 2012 – Associated Air Center, StandardAero’s Large Transport Category, VIP Aircraft Completions Center in Dallas, Texas, last month, hosted its annual supplier symposium and golf tournament in Dallas.

The annual event convened over 100 of Associated Air Center’s (AACs) top suppliers used in the VIP completions of some of the world’s most influential figures’ aircrafts. This year’s event was conducted in tandem with the opening of AAC’s new VIP Design Center.

“Each year we invite our supplier-partners to spend the day at AAC, tour the facility and hear presentations from the AAC team on an array of topics ranging from updates to the company’s procurement policies, international compliance regulations, market trends, continuous improvement practices, etc.” said James Colleary, Vice President, Supply Chain, StandardAero. “By keeping our vendors well-apprised on what we’re doing, sharing with them issues that we’re involved in with our customers and ensuring their alignment with our internal systems, we help to enhance work turn times, keep control on costs and facilitate a quality outcome not only in design and craftsmanship, but in customer delight as well.”

“These annual symposiums really serve one ultimate objective: customer satisfaction – by enhancing our supplier relationships and promoting value and continuity in the production process,” Colleary concluded.

Kicking off this year’s supplier symposium, was the grand opening of AAC’s new VIP Design Center highlighting fabrics, carpeting, wood laminates, lighting, seating and cabin management entertainment systems, along with an array of other options, ranging from interior design configurations, as well as glassware, silverware and place-settings. Some of the key suppliers featured at this year’s symposium included, Aerospace Technologies Group, C&CT Ventures, Carl Booth, Custom Control Concepts, Emteq, Goldstar Aerospace Interiors, Jormac Aerospace, PAC Seating, Perrone Aerospace, Prima Donna, Rosanna Lee, Signature Plating, Steecon, Tai Ping, Townsend Leather and True North Avionics.

The two-day event concluded with a charity golf tournament held this year at the Dallas Cowboys Country Club. All proceeds from the tournament are donated by StandardAero to Dallas-Fort Worth charities. This year’s event raised over $10,000.

StandardAero’s Associated Air Center provides world-class program management and ODA certification authority to keep airplane programs on schedule and provides industry-leading experience and warranty support after delivery. The company’s vertically-integrated, state of the art facility employs the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish.

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