StandardAero Opens Ottawa Office - Celebrates 100th Anniversary

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TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW/ -- StandardAero, one of Canada's largest aircraft sustainment companies, announced today the official opening of its Ottawa office. This opening coincides with the company's 100th anniversary celebration going on throughout 2011.

In addition to its full complement of nose-to-tail business aviation services, component repair, helicopters and commercial aviation MRO throughout Canada, the U.S., Asia and the South Pacific, StandardAero's Canadian operations in Winnipeg, also support Canada's defence forces by performing engine and propulsion maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) on Canadian military aircraft, including the CC-130 Hercules and the CP-140 Aurora.

With approximately 4,000 dedicated individuals world-wide and 1,400 employees in Winnipeg supporting an array of commercial and military programs, StandardAero serves as one of Canada's leading aviation and military defence contractors. The decision to open an office in Ottawa complements the company's overall growth strategy.

"I want to thank our Canadian customers and the Department of National Defence, with whom we have worked together very successfully for decades," said Harinder Grewal, Senior Vice President, Government and Military, StandardAero. "StandardAero has been a great partner with the Canadian Forces and continues to serve our Canadian men and women in uniform by ensuring their mission critical equipment is always in a state of operational readiness. Our goal is to be closer to our customer, thus the decision to locate an office in the nation's capital."

StandardAero is one of the world's largest independent MRO companies and has maintained the Canadian Force's CC-130 and CP-140 engines for over four decades. StandardAero also provides a vast array of engineering services that have delivered marked improvement in supportability and cost savings.

"We are very pleased to now be established in Ottawa," said Jim Miller, Vice President Government and Military Business Development, StandardAero. "Our new Ottawa office is recognition of our growth in Canada, our desire to be closer to our federal customers and industry partners, and the beginning of an evolution of transforming StandardAero into one of the Royal Canadian Air Force's most recognized contractors. From our humble beginnings 100 years ago, we are pleased to continue to serve The Department of National Defence and all Canadians."

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StandardAero is one of the world's largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations. The company is celebrating its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company's web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.

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For further information: Kyle Hultquist, +1-602-577-2875, or Steve Kelley, +1-602-670-7020 Web Site: http://www.standardaero.com

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