Nordica Selects StandardAero for Engine / APU MRO

Regional Jet OÜ, operating as Nordica Airlines, has chosen StandardAero to provide MRO services for Honeywell RE220 auxiliary power units (APUs) on its CRJ-700 & 900 fleet aircraft as well as Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW127M turboprop engines powering its fleet of ATR-600 aircraft.

“This new partnership is important for StandardAero and our selection will increase the company’s visibility in Europe while demonstrating our capability to offer multi-product and cross-product maintenance support solutions to airline customers,” said Philippe Albrecht, regional sales director for StandardAero Airlines & Fleets.

Nordica, the flag carrier for Estonia and a strategic partner to LOT Polish Airlines.

StandardAero Talks to Airbus Over Vector Acquisition

StandardAero Aviation Holdings (StandardAero) and Airbus have entered into exclusive negotiations with respect to an acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (Vector) from Airbus.

Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. A truly international company, it generated revenues of US$ 704.8 million in 2016 and employs approximately 2,200 people in 22 locations across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

The proposed transaction is subject to workers’ council consultation, signing of definitive agreements and customary approvals, such as regulatory clearances.

StandardAero Partners with Solenta Over PT6A/PW100

StandardAero has signed a two-year partnership agreement to provide LRU, MRO and exchange program support for South Africa-based Solenta Aviation Workshop’s PT6A/PW100 engine operations.

StandardAero services that the deal encompasses include engine LRU repair, engine LRU exchange, service bulletins and airworthiness directives recommendations, unscheduled and AOG support, trouble shooting support and program management from its facilities in Winnipeg, Canada and Tilburg, The Netherlands.

“StandardAero is customizing engine and LRU maintenance solutions in full partnership with Solenta Aviation Workshop to meet customers’ specific operational, financial and maintenance requirements,” said Philippe Albrecht, vice president of EMEA sales for StandardAero.

“Following a thorough study, we are pleased to have found this partner in StandardAero, who has shown to be able to deliver on guaranteed access at commercially attractive terms,” said Adrian Vroom, technical logistics manager, Solenta Aviation Workshop.