WINNIPEG, Canada, January 17, 2008 — TSS Aviation, based in Cincinnati, and StandardAero’s Maryville, TN, MRO facility have earned AS9100 and AS9110 certification, respectively. These certifications are the first received for the newly combined companies of StandardAero, Landmark, TSS and Associated Air Center under the DAE Engineering Companies banner.
“In terms of quality accreditation, achieving this aerospace ISO standard is the pinnacle of certification for an MRO supplier,” said Leon Dodd, Corporate Director of Quality for StandardAero. “Many of our customers now require this certification as a routine part of conducting business, and ultimately we expect over time that all the StandardAero facilities will achieve these certifications.”
AS9100/AS9110 is the aerospace industry’s quality system standard for quality assurance in aircraft design, development, production, installation and servicing. It is a supplement to the international quality management system standard ISO9001, which aligns many of the existing aerospace quality system requirements. Additionally, the new standard harmonizes the requirements of former individual standards like the American AS9000, the European EN9000-1, EN9100 and SJAC9100. AS9100 addresses both civil and military aviation and aerospace requirements.
According to DNV Certification, a leading international certification and registration body, an AS9100/AS9110 certificate proves that an MRO’s quality system has been assessed against MRO best practices and found compliant. Independent AS9100/AS9110 certification by a third-party certification body/registrar is an indication of the firm’s commitment to quality, flight safety and reliability.
StandardAero and Landmark Aviation, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering companies with $1.3 billion in combined annual revenue, specialize 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. Associated Air Center produces luxury and VIP interiors for transport size aircraft. The companies, part of the DAE Engineering division, form 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: DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – Airports, Capital, Engineering, Manufacturing, Services and University. Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and produce an integrated aerospace cluster based Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city. 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 EMAAR, ISTITHMAR, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.