StandardAero to Provide German Carrier Lufthansa CityLine with GE CF34-8C Engine Support Services Under Exclusive 7-Year Contract from Winnipeg, MB

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – August 11, 2021 – German airline Lufthansa CityLine has selected StandardAero to provide support for the GE Aviation CF34-8C turbofan engines powering its fleet of MHI RJ Aviation (formerly Bombardier) CRJ900 regional jets.

Under the exclusive seven-year agreement, StandardAero will support Lufthansa CityLine with a range of CF34-8C services from its overhaul facility in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. StandardAero will also be qualifying its European field service team based in Rijen, the Netherlands to support the CF34, thereby assuring Lufthansa CityLine of responsive local airside assistance.

Lufthansa CityLine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lufthansa, one of the world’s leading airline groups, operating feeder flights from hubs at Frankfurt Airport and Munich Airport.

StandardAero was first appointed as a GE Aviation Authorized Service Provider (ASP) for the CF34-3 and CF34-8 in 2001, and in 2013 was named by GE as the first independent TRUEngine authorized MRO provider for the CF34. In 2020, the company celebrated its milestone 3,000th CF34 engine workscope.

Commenting on the agreement for Lufthansa CityLine, Michael Lariviere, Vice President Technical Fleet Management said: “Reliable operations are at the center of our business, and for that we need reliable partners. StandardAero has proven to be a professional and committed service provider to us in the past. That’s why we absolutely look forward to working with the great team of StandardAero in the coming years even closer than before.”

“We are truly honored to have Lufthansa CityLine entrust us with the support of its CF34-8C engine fleet, and look forward to meeting and exceeding their expectations over the coming years,” commented Kevin Cusack, Director of Business Development – Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero. “This exclusive agreement is the culmination of many years of cooperation between StandardAero and Lufthansa CityLine, including support previously undertaken for the airline’s auxiliary power units, and we are delighted to expand our relationship with such a well-known operator.”

In addition to its ASP and TRUEngine approvals, StandardAero also offers CF34 Authorized Line Service maintenance throughout its North American Business Aviation facilities, including Augusta, GA (AGS), Springfield, IL (SPI) and Houston, TX (IAH). StandardAero has supported CF34-3 business jet applications as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) since 2012.

Exchange Income Corporation’s (EIC) Air Operators Select StandardAero to Provide PW100, PT6A and JT15D Support Services Under Multi-Year Agreement

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 23, 2021 – StandardAero has been selected by a number of Exchange Income Corporation’s (EIC) air operators to provide support services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100, PT6A and JT15D engines.  Under the multi-year agreement, StandardAero will provide responsive engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services to the following EIC’s air operators:  Air Borealis, Calm Air International, Canlink Aviation (dba MFC Training), Keewatin Air, Perimeter Aviation, PAL Aerospace, PAL Airlines and Wasaya Airways.

This agreement extends a long-standing relationship between EIC’s air operators and StandardAero, which has supported certain of EIC’s air operators from its Canadian overhaul and service center locations for several decades.  Under the new agreement, StandardAero will support EIC’s air operators from its location in Summerside, PE, Canada, which is a OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF), an OEM-authorized PT6A DOF with Distribution rights on certain engine models and an OEM-authorized JT15D DOF.  StandardAero will also provide additional support from its network of service centers. 

Commenting on the agreement for the EIC air operators, David White, Executive Vice President Aviation, said, “In our years of work together, EIC’s air operators have always appreciated StandardAero’s professionalism, reliability, attention to detail and understanding of our business.  We are pleased to continue our relationship with StandardAero moving forward.”

“StandardAero is delighted to have been chosen by EIC to support its family of Canadian air operators,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero.  “We are truly honored to have been entrusted by EIC with the PW100, PT6A and JT15D MRO needs of its air operators, and look forward to continuing this close relationship through the provision of reliable, high quality and value for money services for many years to come.”

Exchange Income Corporation is a diversified acquisition-oriented company, focused in two sectors: aerospace & aviation services and equipment, and manufacturing.  The Corporation uses a disciplined acquisition strategy to identify already profitable, well-established companies that have strong management teams, generate steady cash flow, operate in niche markets and have opportunities for organic growth.  For more information on the Corporation, please visit http://www.ExchangeIncomeCorp.ca.

StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized PW100 engine Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF), with overhaul facility locations in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France, supported by five service center locations across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.  With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop MRO experience, the company provides engine support options and recommendations that are tailored to operators’ specific needs.  StandardAero’s service offering on the PW100 family also includes engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services, as a CAMP Systems Designated Analysis Center (DAC).

StandardAero is also a Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized PT6A engine DOF with distribution rights on certain engine models.   The company supports the global PT6A operator community from four DOFs located in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, backed up by a global network of six service centers and over twenty dedicated mobile repair technicians.  With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides operators with a nose-to-tail suite of services, including repair schemes, re-engineering STCs, engine exchanges, rentals and Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) analysis.

In addition, StandardAero is a Pratt & Whitney Canada authorized JT15D engine DOF, with an overhaul facility location in Summerside, PE, Canada, supported by three service center locations in Grapevine, TX, USA; Kennesaw, GA, USA; and Brisbane, QLD, Australia.  StandardAero’s JT15D service offerings include the VMAX pay-per-hour support program, which delivers peace of mind through a predictable, ‘no surprises’ engine maintenance expense guarantee.


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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm The Carlyle Group. For more information about StandardAero, go to www.standardaero.com.

Peter Wheatley Appointed as Vice President/General Manager of StandardAero Helicopters Business Unit

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 9, 2021 – StandardAero has announced the appointment of Peter Wheatley as Vice President/General Manager of the company’s Helicopters business unit, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In his new role, Peter will be responsible for managing StandardAero’s broad range of support offerings for the helicopter segment, which include OEM-authorized engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), airframe support, dynamic component repair (DCR), crash resistant fuel systems and avionics installations.  StandardAero’s Helicopters business unit is the world’s largest independent MRO provider that supports helicopter operators from locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

Peter has 17 years of experience with StandardAero and moves to this new role from his former position as Director of Engineering for the Helicopters business unit, within StandardAero’s Components, Helicopters and Accessories (CH&A) division.  Peter was previously Director of Sales Operations for the company’s Airlines & Fleets division, prior to which he served in various production, engineering, quality and customer program roles within StandardAero.  Following the company’s acquisition of Vector Aerospace in 2017, Peter led the successful transition of StandardAero’s Rolls-Royce M250/RR300 engine lines to help establish the company’s Helicopter Engine MRO Center of Excellence.  

Peter has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Manitoba.  He also holds a Professional Engineer designation through Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM).  In 2019, Peter was honored as one of Canada’s “Top 20 under 40 in aviation” by Wings magazine.

“Peter represents the next generation of leaders for StandardAero,” said Rick Stine, President of the company’s Helicopters, Components & Accessories.  “His leadership experience, energy, technical savvy and in-depth knowledge of the helicopter industry will serve our customers well.  I’m confident he will successfully run our operations and continue his bright career at StandardAero.”


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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm The Carlyle Group. For more information about StandardAero, go to www.standardaero.com.

StandardAero to Provide Air Nostrum with PW127M and APU Services in Support of its Regional Aircraft Fleet

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 10, 2021 – Spanish regional airline Air Nostrum L.A.M. S.A. has selected StandardAero to provide support services for the Pratt & Whitney PW127M engines powering its fleet of ATR 72-600 regional turboprops.  Under the exclusive five-year agreement, StandardAero will provide Air Nostrum with PW127M hot section inspections (HSIs) and additional services from its OEM-authorized PW100 Designated Overhaul Facilities (DOFs) in Gonesse, France and Summerside, PE, Canada.

Air Nostrum has also renewed its selection of StandardAero as the exclusive support provider for the Honeywell GTCP36-150RJ and RE220[RJ] auxiliary power units (APUs) equipping the airline’s fleet of CRJ200 and CRJ900/1000 regional jets.  Under these contract renewals, StandardAero will continue providing Air Nostrum with a range of services for the GTCP36-150RJ and RE220[RJ] from its Maryville, TN location, which is a Honeywell-approved Authorized Service Center for the APUs.

“I would like to take this opportunity to express our satisfaction with continuing to work with StandardAero,” said Fermín Tirado, Managing Director of ANEM, the new engineering and maintenance subsidiary of Air Nostrum.  “Against the backdrop of the current COVID-19 situation, which has significantly affected the aviation sector, it is very important to have a reliable and consistent partner delivering a competitive cost and maintaining our engines to run at peak efficiency, which contributes to reduced CO2 emissions.”

“We are proud to have been entrusted by Air Nostrum for the support of their PW127M, RE220 (RJ) and GTCP36-150RJ fleets,” commented Lewis Prebble, President of Airlines and Fleets for StandardAero.  “We greatly value our long-standing relationship with Air Nostrum, and are pleased to be able to contribute to the airline’s success through the provision industry-leading turn-around times and delivered quality.  We are dedicated to supporting Air Nostrum and its passengers, and look forward to continuing our close relationship for many years to come.”

Air Nostrum is one of the largest regional aviation companies in Europe and ranks amongst the 20 largest regional aviation companies in the world.  Air Nostrum is Spain’s leading regional aviation company, operating for the Iberia Group under the Iberia Regional Air Nostrum brand.  Air Nostrum conducted its first flight in December 1994, since when it has operated more than 2 million flights and carried around 90 million passengers.

StandardAero is a Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) for the P&W PW100 family, with overhaul facility locations in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France, supported by five service center locations across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.  With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop MRO experience, the company provides engine support options and recommendations that are tailored to operators’ specific needs.  StandardAero’s service offering on the PW100 family also includes engine condition trend monitoring (ECTM) services, as a CAMP Systems Designated Analysis Center (DAC).

StandardAero Selected as Sustainment Partner for the Saab Gripen for Canada Team

WINNIPEG, Manitoba – April 13, 2021 – StandardAero was recently selected to serve as an in-country sustainment partner to support GE F414-39E engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services proposal for the Saab Gripen fighter in pursuit of the Government of Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP). 

 StandardAero was selected for this partnership because of the company’s decades of experience serving Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft engines and its reputation for providing superior MRO services at its 665,000 sq. ft. campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where the company has continuously operated since 1911.   

 Supporting the GE F414-39E provides a significant growth opportunity for the StandardAero Winnipeg facilities.  This could add a new military engine line to the existing service offerings and build on StandardAero’s long history supporting the RCAF.  Establishing support of the F414 engine in Winnipeg would lead to substantial, highly skilled, job growth and provide an excellent export opportunity for supporting other F414 fleets. 

 “We take great pride in our Canadian heritage and our more than a century presence in the Winnipeg community,” said Marc Drobny, President of StandardAero’s Military division. “StandardAero’s Canadian operations reach across the country, with additional facilities located in British Columbia and Prince Edward Island.” 

StandardAero performs a wide variety of engine maintenance across both military and commercial programs.  The company’s services include engine (turboprop, turbofan, turboshaft and afterburner) and rotary-wing airframe (minor and major depth, design, modification and upgrades, STC development and integration) MRO services.

 “Our mission is to support fighter readiness for our nation’s forces and allies with the industry’s most reliable and customized MRO services,” Drobny added.  “Our company-wide, OEM-aligned strategy allows us to effectively compete in subcontractor roles with many OEMs and Channel Partners as well as participate as a prime contractor.  We have a 60 year partnership with the Royal Canadian Air Force providing propulsion sustainment for the T56 engines powering the CC-130 Hercules and CP-140 Aurora aircraft and currently provide full comprehensive MRO, engineering and supply chain support under Canada’s recent performance based contract sustainment initiatives.”

 As part of the Saab Gripen for Canada team, StandardAero has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GE Aviation to work towards authorization of StandardAero to perform maintenance on the F414-39E engines in Winnipeg.

 StandardAero also brings a very close, long-term, partnership with GE to the program.  In February of 2012, the two companies announced the opening of a new $50 million aircraft engine Testing, Research and Development Centre (TRDC) in Winnipeg.  The centre was specifically designed to perform icing certification testing on GE’s jet engines, as well as develop advanced testing methodologies and equipment for GE Aviation’s commercial and military aircraft engines.  The 122,500 square foot facility is located at the James A. Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg.

GE designed and built the TRDC and under a long-term contract, StandardAero maintains and operates the certification test center, which can test gas turbine engines up to 150 inches in diameter and up to 150,000 lbs of thrust, as well as capabilities to accommodate high performance military engines.

“StandardAero stands ready to deliver on our partnership and we believe we bring the most complete suite of MRO services and experience to the Saab Gripen for Canada team – along with our talented Canadian employees and world class facilities to support a successful, fully compliant sustainment solution for the RCAF,” Drobny concluded.


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 and energy markets. StandardAero is owned by global investment firm The Carlyle Group. For more information about StandardAero, go to www.standardaero.com.