StandardAero Awarded Design Organization Approvals by EASA and FAA

TEMPE, AZ – StandardAero has received two new Design Organization Approvals (DOA) for engine and auxiliary power unit design and repair from the European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

On Oct. 21, 2008, EASA awarded StandardAero's Tilburg location in the Netherlands Design Organization Approval allowing Tilburg to design and approve minor repairs to Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 engine components.

With DOA authorization, Tilburg may offer customers additional repairs that supplement the Pratt & Whitney Canada repair manuals. This allows Tilburg to repair parts with conditions not addressed in the repair manuals, and to tailor repair methods to customer’s specific part requirements. DOA authorization eliminates delays due to external approval requirements for minor repairs. Such repairs are released in conjunction with customer, OEM, and EASA data as required to meet customer requirements.

On Dec. 19, 2008, the FAA awarded StandardAero Maryville located in Maryville, TN, Major Repair Organization Design Authorization (MRA-ODA) approval. This approval authorizes Maryville to approve major repairs to Rolls Royce AE3007 and AE2100, Pratt & Whitney PT6A, PW100, and PW600, General Electric CF34, Honeywell TFE731 and TPE331 series engines, components, and accessories. The authorization also includes Honeywell GTCP30-92, GTCP36-6, GTCP36-100, GTCP36-150, GTCP85-180 and 185, RE220 and Hamilton Sundstrand T62 and APS 500 series Auxiliary Power Units.

Maryville is one of the first engine maintenance, repair and overhaul companies to achieve authorization under the new FAA-ODA requirements. With ODA approval, Maryville may offer customers additional repairs to supplement the OEM manuals and reduce material cost. Such repairs are released in conjunction with customer, OEM, and FAA data as required to meet customer requirements.

"StandardAero is committed to serving our customers by providing component repair alternatives," says Wayne Thomas, StandardAero Chief Engineer for Engine Repair and Overhaul. "Our on-site engineers are approved to the highest standards and supported by our corporate engineering resources to ensure we make the best component repair-or-replace decisions to serve our customers."

StandardAero also has a Design Approval Organization (DAO) in Winnipeg, Canada, and engine FAA Design Engineering Representatives on site at the Component Services facility in Cincinnati.