TEMPE, Ariz. – February 2, 2011 – StandardAero announced today that it has signed an exclusive maintenance agreement with West Atlantic. This long-term contract covers over 80 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW126 and PW126A engines.
According to West Atlantic, the decision to partner with StandardAero was based heavily on the company’s longevity in demonstrating value-added partnerships as well as ensuring consistency in cost control and quality.
“Our decision to renew our relationship with StandardAero followed extensive due diligence to ensure the services offered were still market competitive,” said Tony Auld, CEO/Managing Director, West Atlantic. “Over the years, StandardAero has shown flexibility and consistency in helping us control engine operating costs and ensuring the highest reliability levels. Two examples of StandardAero’s partnership approach to business are their dedicated program management to ensure both short and long-term oversight of our engines, and their guidance in helping us establish our own in-house engine repair capabilities.”
“We are extremely proud to partner with West Atlantic to support their PW100 engine maintenance requirements,” said Manny Atwal, Vice President, Turboprop Programs, StandardAero. “The combination of the size of the fleet and the specific build requirements for their missions led us to collaborate on a specific maintenance program to best meet their short and long-term business objectives.”
The support agreement involves engine maintenance and field support, as well as technical expertise to facilitate the development of West Atlantic’s own internal capabilities of ensuring basic engine support sustainability requirements.
StandardAero’s focus is on creating win-win relationships by serving as a long-term partner helping customers maintain operational readiness and manage their operating costs.