Landmark Aviation Receives STC for Double-club Seating on Dassault Falcon 900

The double-club seating style allows eight passengers to sit in groups of two during travel.


WINNIPEG, Canada, October 26, 2007 – Landmark Aviation, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Engineering company, today announced that it has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the installation of a double-club seating arrangement – using the Decrane 5400 series seats – on a Dassault Falcon 900.

“This forward cabin seating arrangement is unique to our customer’s need and demonstrates our expertise delivering one-of-a-kind cabin features,” said Bob Miller, DAS (Designated Alteration Station) Administrator, Springfield, Ill. “In addition to features like the double club seating, our aircraft service center produces full refurbishments and upgrades for all mid and heavy business jets, including standard interiors, cabin management systems, avionics and lighting.

The Dassault 900 typically has conference and club group seating in the cabin, Miller said. The double-club seating style uniquely allows eight passengers to sit in groups of two during travel.

“Seating depends on need and preference,” Miller added. “This is a functional and attractive seating approach that sets this aircraft interior apart from others.”

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification was completed by the company’s Designated Alteration Station at Springfield, a full-service MRO offering airframe, engine, avionics, refurbishment and modification, and paint.

The operation produced 23 full aircraft refurbishments during 2006. The center also announced other new STCs for avionics and airframe capabilities in the past 12 months.

The facility is a Class 4 FAA certified repair station, and is also JAA (Joint Aviation Authority) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approved.

Standard Aero 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.

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