StandardAero announces that it has acquired Western Jet Aviation, an independently owned business-jet maintenance company specializing in Gulfstream aircraft. The company is located at the Van Nuys, CA, airport, one of the busiest business-aviation airports in the world, with an additional facility located at the Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Florida. Western Jet Aviation represents StandardAero’s 12th acquisition since 2015 and marks the first acquisition by StandardAero that focuses on airframe/non-engine work in recent history.

StandardAero is celebrating 25 years of providing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support for the Rolls-Royce AE 3007 turbofan, which powers the Embraer ERJ regional jet family, the Cessna Citation X business jet, the Northrop Grumman RQ/MQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and the Boeing MQ-25 Stingray UAS. Since inducting its first AE 3007 in 1997, StandardAero’s Maryville, TN, facility has processed over 6,500 engines for operators worldwide.

StandardAero Unites Mobile Service Team (MST) and Dallas Airmotive’s F1RST Support Field Service Team Under New Look
StandardAero Unites Mobile Service Team (MST) and Dallas Airmotive’s F1RST Support Field Service Team Under New Look

StandardAero releases a new look for its global Mobile Service Team (MST) that has grown to more than 100 team members with the acquisition of Dallas Airmotive’s F1RST Support field service team. Now integrated under the StandardAero brand, MST continues to deliver on-site and AOG engine support to both business aviation and helicopter engine customers when and where they need it most — but on a larger scale.

StandardAero signs a volume purchase agreement with Gogo for delivery of AVANCE L3 and L5 systems in March, opening up more availability for operators seeking installations. The company now offers Gogo AVANCE L3 and L5 installation slots for Dassault Falcon, Bombardier, Hawker, Gulfstream, Embraer and Citation business-jet operators from the U.S. and Canada. Upgrades are managed at StandardAero’s Centers of Excellence in Houston, TX; Springfield, IL; and Augusta, GA.

PTS Aviation, LLC, a StandardAero company, signs a comprehensive three-year general terms and aircraft engine lease agreement (GTA/ELA) with a major North American Part 121 carrier, effective immediately. The initial ELA establishes the lease of one serviceable CFM56-5A1F engine for a 36-month term during a crucial period of projected air-traffic recovery and growth.

StandardAero donates TFE731-3 engine to PIA Myrtle Beach
StandardAero donates TFE731-3 engine to PIA Myrtle Beach

The aviation maintenance instructors at the Myrtle Beach campus of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) will now be able to train their students on a classic TFE731-3 airplane engine, thanks to the generosity of executive leadership at StandardAero, one of the aerospace industry’s larges

German airline Lufthansa CityLine selects StandardAero to provide support for the GE Aviation CF34-8C turbofan engines powering its fleet of MHI RJ Aviation (formerly Bombardier) CRJ900 regional jets. Under the exclusive seven-year agreement, StandardAero will support Lufthansa CityLine with a range of CF34-8C services from its overhaul facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. StandardAero will also be qualifying its European field-service team based in Rijen, the Netherlands, to support the CF34, thereby assuring Lufthansa CityLine of responsive, local airside assistance.

StandardAero announces it has received all required regulatory approvals and officially completed its acquisition of Signature Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business, an engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider made up of the following five entities: Dallas Airmotive, H+S Aviation, W.H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services (IGS) and International Turbine Service (ITS).


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