Associated Air Center, a subsidiary of StandardAero, has completed the necessary modifications for compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s SFAR-88 Airworthiness Directive on its ninth BBJ equipped with DeCrane-PATS auxiliary fuel tanks. Associated Air Center will complete these mandatory modifications on seven other BBJs before the AD deadline of December 2009. The FAA has approved the incorporation of DeCrane-PATS service bulletins as an alternate means of compliance for AD-2008-22-01.
In another development, Standard Aero (Booth No. 370) has appointed Aero Management as its new representative for regional airlines and business aviation in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Aero Management is headed by Valentine Sushko, who formerly held senior positions in the Soviet civil aviation authority. He will represent StandardAero for business jet airframe, interior and avionics services, as well as GE CF34, Rolls-Royce AE3007, Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 and PT6 engines, and Honeywell APUs and TFE731 engines.