DAE appoints John Paterson to StandardAero’s Board of Directors

May 20, 2014 12:38 pm

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. has engaged John Paterson as a Consultant to help strengthen and its StandardAero franchise in the Asia Pacific region. Paterson will join the Board of Directors of StandardAero, DAE’s world leading independent MRO business.

Paterson brings more than three decades of industrial, aerospace, engineering and airline expertise to StandardAero’s Board of Directors. He recently retired as President, Marine & Industrial Power Systems for Rolls-Royce Group, plc. In this role, he also had responsibility for chairing the Supervisory Board of Tognum, a 50/50 Joint Venture with Daimler, covering all Reciprocating Engine businesses within Rolls-Royce. Prior to that, he served as President of Rolls-Royce Marine for nearly five years. In 2004, Paterson joined Rolls-Royce as Managing Director of Repair and Overhaul from The Swire Group, where he was Chief Operating Officer of Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO).

“John’s global credentials and extensive experience in OEM, airline and various commercial and service delivery industries make him an ideal board member and we look forward to leveraging his deep knowledge and professional counsel to help guide StandardAero toward continued success,” said Khalifa H. AlDaboos, DAE’s Managing Director.

“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to assist StandardAero in their next phase of growth,” said Paterson. “Standard Aero has a world class reputation for repair and overhaul, and I look forward to being part of the team and making an effective contribution.”

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs approximately 4,000 people.