EBACE 2011:StandardAero Strengthens European Commitment
StandardAero’s business aviation division, now celebrating its “Century of Service,” is actively expanding its worldwide footprint. The Tempe, Arizona-based company, owned by Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, is one of the largest independently owned maintenance, repair and overall (MRO) organizations in the world.
“We are in the process of establishing a global network of service providers,” Scott Taylor, senior vice president of business aviation, told AIN. “We currently have four independently owned MROs that are our service partners and are slated for at least three more by the end of 2012.”
The company’s facility at Tilberg in the Netherlands, is the focal point for StandardAero’s work with turboprops in Europe, but Taylor said the company is planning to add a service partner at an as yet unnamed location in Europe. The company currently has three international service partners located in Mexico, Brazil and Dubai.
“Although SandardAero’s business aviation presence has historically been geographically based in North America, our focus is global,” he said. “We envision supporting operators all over the world with airframe and engine maintenance facilities through a network of service partners.”
StandardAero has begun strengthening its European Service Center in Tilburg. Following the transition of PW100 engine overhaul capabilities to Canada, the company turned its attention to realigning Tilburg’s capabilities to become StandardAero’s European Service Center specializing in PT6, PW600 and PW100 needs in the region. According to Taylor, the facility was recently transformed to support in-field service needs, quick turn repairs and hot section inspection needs of its European, Middle East and Africa client base.
Tayolor also said StandardAero’s message for European customers is about value. “We offer our service partners extensive engineering and certification capability and encourage them to take advantage of our capaibility to help them bring new products and services to our European customers,” he said.
Founded as Standard Machine Works in Winnipeg, Canada, in 1911, StandardAero has grown into an international MRO operation for business aviation, large transport VIP aircraft completions, components repair, commercial and military aircraft engine maintenance and a full line of engineering services.
Most recently, the MRO received a supplemental type certificate to replace aging CRT cockpit displays with Honeywell’s Primus Elite (DU-875) display on Falcon 900C/EX aircraft.
Here at EBACE, StandardAero (Stand 464) will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a reception on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
StandardAero’s Associated Air Center (AAC) is on-hand to discuss its Boeing Business Jets program. AAC recently delivered its 20th and 21st BBJ completions since becoming a BBJ approved completion and service center in 1998.