posted on March 06, 2013 14:15
StandardAero Displays Commitment to Asian Helicopter Market
Las Vegas, Nev. – Since announcing the grand opening of its new, larger helicopter service center in Singapore facility last August, StandardAero has continued to make substantial investment in its operations dedicated to supporting the Rolls-Royce M250 engine program, strengthening its commitment to the Asian Helicopter Market.
In six months, since its opening, StandardAero has invested over $3M in the facility with nearly $1.5M in equipment/tooling upgrades and over $1M in building improvements designed to enhance the look as well as workflow ergonomics, keeping service throughput times to a minimum. The company also made a significant people investment, spending over $100,000 in training and development in 2012. Equipment upgrades include test cells, cleaning lines, FPI/MPI, bearing inspection, accessories test stands, waste storage facility, gas farm, blasting equipment, individual workstations an computer equipment.
“StandardAero is committed to ensuring M250 excellence in the region,” said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Helicopters, StandardAero. “We hired one of the industry’s best in lean manufacturing and operations management in Raghu Reddy. Raghu continues to infuse best practices throughout the facility ensuring our operations perform as efficiently as possible with zero compromise in the quality of service and customer satisfaction for which StandardAero has long been known.”
As a result of StandardAero’s investment in its Singapore facility, the company has been nominated for Rolls-Royce’s 2013 FIRST Network M250 Program Investment Award, acknowledging facilities with the most investment to improve their unique contribution to the M250 program, and provide improved customer service.
StandardAero’s Singapore operation is located at Seletar Air Park in Singapore. The facility is strategically located near the Rolls-Royce facility and also the local Bell Helicopter facility.
StandardAero will be exhibiting at HAI’s HELI-EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev., March 5 - March 7, 2013; Booth # N5234.
Air Methods Awards StandardAero 5-Year Contract
Las Vegas, Nev. - StandardAero announced today that it was awarded a five year maintenance contract by Air Methods Corporation (AMC) on the company’s fleet of Roll-Royce M250 engines. This agreement will run through February, 2018. The exclusive deal provides total M250 support to AMC’s current fleet of 53 engines which is growing to 73 engines over the next few years.
“Today’s announcement is a tremendous testimonial to the total quality offered in StandardAero’s workmanship, customer support and cost,” said Kim Olson, Senior Vice President, Helicopters, Energy & Engineering, StandardAero. “The fact that AMC, the largest helicopter Emergency Medical Services provider in the world, places their confidence in StandardAero’s abilities, is a tremendous endorsement for us and we’re very pleased to continue our long-standing support partnership with Air Methods. StandardAero continues its position as the marketplace leader in the light helicopter engine MRO market.”
“Air Methods has been very pleased with the quality of service we have received from StandardAero on the M250 engine,” said Archie Gray, Senior Vice President, Aviation, Air Methods Corporation. “Our partnership over the past five years has been outstanding and we anticipate nothing less as we move forward into the next five.”
The work will be performed at StandardAero’s Winnipeg, MB and Concord, NC facilities with field service and technical support provided to Air Methods’ numerous bases across the U.S.
The official contract signing was conducted at the StandardAero show booth on day one of this year’s Heli-Expo. StandardAero is exhibiting at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev., March 5 - March 7, 2013; Booth # N5234.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, 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, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated 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.