AAD: Airteam links with StandardAero for PT6 engine maintenance
Pretoria-based Airteam and Dubai-owned StandardAero of the USA have signed a partnership agreement to provide PT6 engine maintenance through a co-branded foothold in the Southern African region
The new partnership is expected to be fully up and running by the end of this month and all engine services will be performed at either Airteam’s Wonderboom Airport Facility near Pretoria or at StandardAero’s Tilburg, Netherlands or Winnipeg, Canada facilities.
Airteam performs its own aircraft maintenance, third party maintenance, aircraft sales as well as ad hoc local charters. The company, along with its maintenance department, also provides a parts supply business that imports and supplies aircraft parts throughout Southern Africa. Airteam is based at the Wonderboom Airport.
“StandardAero is reestablishing itself in the Southern African market place,” said Marc Wittingen, Director of EMEA Region Sales, for StandardAero’s Airlines & Fleets business unit. “Our partner will provide maintenance manual workscopes in region and StandardAero will provide overhaul services at our facilities in Winnipeg, Canada.”
Airteam is an established leader in airframe maintenance and StandardAero is a leading engine maintenance provider. Together, in partnership, the two companies will provide total aircraft maintenance support -- bringing the best of both worlds to customers.
“For Airteam, this is an important step and it sets us apart from other service providers in Southern Africa,” said Chris Briers, Chief Executive Officer at Airteam.
StandardAero is jointly participating within Airteam’s exhibit at the Africa Aerospace and Defence 2014 event this week.