HAI Convention News

StandardAero brings optimistic view

 - February 22, 2010, 6:13 AM

StandardAero believes the industry is emerging from “one of the most challenging markets in the history of general aviation” and is bringing that optimism and confidence to Heli-Expo 2010.

The Tempe, Ariz.-based company (Booth No. 1507) has been servicing Rolls-Royce 250 engines and accessories for more than 40 years and has six MRO locations worldwide. “We weathered the storm and emerged a stronger, leaner and more focused business,” said StandardAero v-p of helicopter programs Tom Roche, crediting a diverse customer base.

In the meantime, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise-owned StandardAero has become the “oldest and largest” center in the Rolls-Royce First Network to be named an authorized maintenance repair and overhaul center by the engine manufacturer.

StandardAero’s correlated engine test cells in Winnipeg, Canada, and Singapore, along with its accessory test cells at those sites and in Sydney, qualify production data prior to shipment of engines back to customers. And engineering by StandardAero’s in-house design approval organization provides operators with repair development and processes for improved engine reliability.