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StandardAero and Airbus enter into exclusive negotiations


Release: StandardAero and Airbus enter into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS

Amsterdam, 5 July 2017 – StandardAero Aviation Hold ings, Inc. (“StandardAero”) and Airbus SE (“Airbus”) today announced that they have entere d into exclusive negotiations with respect to an acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospa ce Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus.

Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair an d overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, co mponents, 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 C anada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

The proposed transaction is subject to workers’ cou ncil consultation, signing of definitive agreements and customary approvals, such as regulat ory clearances.

About StandardAero

StandardAero is a global independent provider of serv ices, including engine and airframe maintenance, re pair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applicatio ns. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in b usiness and general aviation, airline, military, he licopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leader ship in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquarte red in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that pro vide critical products and services to government a nd commercial customers worldwide including those oper ating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology , national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’ s web site at

About Airbus

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger ai rliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one spa ce enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide

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