StandardAero Channels CFM56-7B Success into Europe

TEMPE, Ariz.– February 13, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that Danish commercial airline Cimber Sterling selected StandardAero for its CFM International CFM56-7B engine maintenance services. The work is being performed out of StandardAero’s GE-Designated Fulfillment Center for CFM56-7B engines located in Winnipeg, Canada.

To date, StandardAero has completed two major repair events on Cimber Sterling’sCFM56-7B engines. The partnership was established with Cimber Sterling’s request for StandardAero to manage the MRO effort, covering all shipping and logistics, lease engine support, on-wing removal and re-installation (R&R), and core overhaul of their engines. The project, under the guidance of program management, involved StandardAero’s field support, shipping, lease engine management and customer support teams to ensure th at all activities associated with Cimber Sterling’s requirements were completed on time and on budget.

"We are very satisfied with the work that StandardAero has done," said Henrik Jensen, Technical Director, Cimber Sterling. "StandardAero has shown impressive flexibility in providing a full service package. They managed the entire repair project from removal and re-installation to delivery of two lease engines and they were able to turn both engines on time. It has real value to us as a small 737NG operator, that an MRO can support services outside of our core business."

"I am pleased to see that the relationship between StandardAero and Cimber Sterling, which started back in 1998 with an ATR / PW120 engine repair, has since developed into a CRJ200 CF34/APU relationship and now includes the Boeing 737NG / CFM56-7B," said Jeffrey Wood, Senior Vice President, Airlines & Fleets, StandardAero. "Today’s announcement represents StandardAero’s first international CFM56 win and underscores the strength of our reputation as a quality service provider in the global market. We’re pleased to be Cimber Sterling’s service provider of choice, based on our successful service history together, and that our selection was furthermore predicated on a set of multiple value factors including our ‘rapid response’ customer support team and service flexibility. 

CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 Joint company of Snecma (Safran Group) and GE.

Cimber Sterling, Cimber Sterling is a Danish-based airline with more than 850 employees, offices at five Danish airports and a fleet of 26 large and small aircraft .Cimber Sterling operates more than 1,000 flights per week and carries some 2.5 million leisure and business passengers per year.In addition to flights to domestic and holiday destinations and to a number of selected European destinations, Cimber Sterling is engag ed in aircraft maintenance, development and sale of software for logistics relating to aircraft maintenance, and leasing of aircraft on wet and dry leases.

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