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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

StandardAero Receives Final Certification on Hamilton Sundstrand APS 2300 APU

Maryville, Tenn. – May 26, 2009 – StandardAero has now received final certification to perform maintenance, repair, and overhaul services on Hamilton Sundstrand’s APS 2300 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU).

Late last year, StandardAero entered into an agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems (HSPS) when it was appointed as the first “Authorized Repair Facility” for the APS 2300 APU. It was the first product StandardAero and Hamilton Sundstrand had collaborated on. Through the completion of its first engine, StandardAero demonstrated that the test cell is now fully functional and correlated, obtaining both FAA and Hamilton Sundstrand Certifications at its APU facility in Maryville, Tenn.

Late last year, StandardAero entered into an agreement with Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems (HSPS) when it was appointed as the first “Authorized Repair Facility” for the APS 2300 APU. It was the first product StandardAero and Hamilton Sundstrand had collaborated on. Through the completion of its first engine, StandardAero demonstrated that the test cell is now fully functional and correlated, obtaining both FAA and Hamilton Sundstrand Certifications at its APU facility in Maryville, Tenn.

“Today’s final certification represents a significant milestone in the expansion of our existing portfolio of services for the regional airline market,” said Tim Fischer, Vice President & General Manager, Maryville Facility. “Our long standing experience in aero-engine maintenance and our innovative concepts of repair technology are some of the benefits today’s certification announcement offers customers.”

Currently, APS 2300 APUs are installed on the popular E-Jet family manufactured by Embraer. With the growing fleet of operating Embrear 170/190 aircraft and the resulting demand for alternative repair sources, HSPS selected StandardAero as an independent service provider with a proven track record and reputation for superior customer satisfaction and highest standards of quality.




StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.

About DAE: www.dubaiaerospace.com

DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Services, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Airports, and DAE Flight Academy.

Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.

DAE’s shareholders include the Government of Dubai, Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), AMLAK Finance.