GENEVA, Switzerland – May 14, 2012 – StandardAero announced today that Associated Air Center (AAC), its VVIP completions center in Dallas, Texas, has been awarded the completion contract for an Airbus A330-200 series, wide-body aircraft from a prominent customer who has requested to remain anonymous. The aircraft is green and represents AAC’s initial foray into the completion work for Airbus, wide-body aircraft. The contract was signed late March with estimated aircraft delivery date of mid-May, 2012.
While AAC has done many wide-body Boeing 747 and 767’s, today’s announcement is the first Airbus wide-body. StandardAero anticipates this to be the first of many more aircraft reflecting the company’s re-emergence into the wide-body VVIP market, as given the company’s excellent track record with Boeing, they anticipate this reputation to carryover into this category of Airbus aircraft, as well.
The A330-200 interior will reflect full cabin (nose-to-tail) customizations equipped with multi-region Sat-TV, high speed data, high definition (i.e. digital) In-Flight Entertainment (IFE), a comprehensive sound insulation package, a stand-up shower, etc. All amenities are furnished using the finest materials from AAC’s global supply chain team.
In the last 25 years, AAC has performed 83 VIP/HOS airliner cabin size completions representing the most airliner cabin size completions in the highly customized VVIP completions industry.
· 31 "Classics" (earlier Boeing & Douglas models)
· 10 Boeing 757s
· 16 Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJs)
· 22 Boeing Business Jets (BBJs)
· 4 wide-body/long-range aircraft (Boeing 747/767)
StandardAero’s Associated Air Center provides superior program management and ODA certification authority to keep airplane programs on schedule and provides the most experience and outstanding warranty support after delivery. The company’s vertically-integrated, state-of-the-art facility employs the most advanced engineering in the industry along with operational excellence and superior customer service from start to finish.