PARIS – June 19, 2019 – StandardAero recently signed a multi-year agreement with Island Aviation Services Limited (IASL) to provide support for the Pratt & Whitney (P&W) PT6A-27 and PW123 turboprops. These engines power the fleets of Twin Otter and Dash 8 aircraft operated by Maldivian, the national airline of the Maldives. StandardAero will support IASL’s engines from its PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) in Brisbane, QLD, Australia, and from its PW100 DOFs in Summerside, PE, Canada and Gonesse, France.
This new agreement extends a long-running relationship between IASL and StandardAero, which has previously supported both the airline’s PT6A-powered Twin Otter fleet, as well as its PW100-powered Dash 8 fleet.
Commenting on the agreement, Mohamed Hassan, Head of Engineering at IASL, said, “IASL looks forward to continuing its relationship with StandardAero, supporting maintenance on the PW100 and PT6A engines in our fleet.”
“StandardAero is proud to be selected by its long-standing customer IASL for its future engine maintenance needs,” said Jason Johnson, Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing for StandardAero Airlines & Fleets. “We genuinely value the close relationship that our two teams have built over the years, through the support of Maldivian’s PT6A and PW100 powerplants, and look forward to many more years of serving the airline and its customers with reliable support.”
StandardAero supports the global P&W PT6A operator community from four DOFs located in North America, Europe, Africa and Australasia, backed up by a global network of seven service centers and over twenty dedicated mobile repair technicians. StandardAero is also a DOF for the P&W PW100/PW150A engine families, with overhaul facility locations in Summerside, PE, Canada, Gonesse, France and Seletar, Singapore, supported by seven service center locations across the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. With more than 25 years of reliable turboprop experience, StandardAero provides operators with a nose-to-tail suite of services, including repair capabilities, engine exchanges, rentals and Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) analysis.
Maldivian is the national airline of the Maldives, and the leading domestic carrier in the country. Maldivian currently operates to India, Bangladesh, Thailand and China from its main hub at Velana International Airport. Maldivian is also the only operator in the country who offer both seaplane and wheel base flights in Maldives. The nation's carrier today operates daily frequent flights to 11 airports within the country and offers competitive air transfers to all resorts in the Maldives.
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