TEMPE, Ariz. – July 11, 2012 – StandardAero has signed an exclusive long-term service agreement with Brit Air to maintain their CF34-8C5A1 engines on their current and future fleet of Bombardier CRJ1000 regional jets, as well as their CF34-8C5B1 engines on a selected number of their Bombardier CRJ700s. Brit Air, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air France, is one of the largest European CRJ operators and were the launch customer for the Bombardier CRJ1000.
"We’re excited about this opportunity to support Brit Air’s new fleet of CRJ1000, CF34-8C5A1 engines," said Jeffrey Wood, Senior Vice President, Airlines & Fleets, StandardAero. "It’s a tremendous recog nition and validation of service excellence, to be selected as the service provider of choice on a brand new fleet that uses the latest engine technology available. Entering into this agreement reflects Brit Air’s confidence in us to provide the most flexible and comprehensive MRO support. It further establishes StandardAero as a leading MRO service provider within Europe as well as expands our global MRO footprint."
StandardAero has been a long-time partner in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the GE CF34™ engine, last month announcing the delivery of its 1000th engine; a CF34-3 engine for Brit Air.
The maintenance will be performed out of the 162,000 sq. ft facility in Winnipeg, Canada which supports the CF34 engine and the larger CFM56-7B engine used on Boeing’s fleet of 737 Next Generation aircraft.
CF34 is a trademark of General Electric Company
CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 Joint company of Snecma (Safran Group) and GE.
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.