Aircraft maintenance and repair company StandardAero has announced the signing of two new five-year contracts with US-based Mesa Airlines. The agreement will see StandardAero provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) from the airline’s APS2300 and RE220 auxiliary power units (APU) and will also make StandardAero the exclusive APU support service for Mesa Airlines’ APUs.
For the first of the two contracts, StandardAero will provide MRO services for the APS2300 APUs, equipping a further 18 Embraer E175 regional aircraft operated by Mesa for United Airlines. This follows on from a previous 12-month agreement that the companies signed in 2015.
The second contract concerns the RE220 APUs which equip Mesa’s fleet of 84 Bombardier CRJ700/CRJ900 regional aircraft, operated for American Airlines and United Airlines.
“We are pleased to renew our relationship with StandardAero, one of the airline industry’s most respected service companies,” said Mesa Airlines Chairman and CEO Jonathan Ornstein. “Mesa has a long track record of industry-leading performance, and we look forward to additional opportunities to expand this partnership.”
Peter Turner, President of Airlines and Fleets at StandardAero, added how proud he and the company were to be Mesa’s sole APU MRO partner.