Media Reports

Remaining loyal to aviation piston engines has created quite a few stories over the years. The rich history of piston aircraft and our company’s commitment to keep them in the air bring trade media calling from time to time.

Venture: Flying High



ventureVenture, Summer 2009

When Winnipeg-based aeronautics leader Standard Aero decided to pursue the turbine engine business in 1988, the company shut down its piston engine division permanently.  Although Standard didn’t see any further future in piston engines, longtime empl...


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Wings: Gregorash Aviation – A gamble that paid off



WINGS_MarApr_2009_article-1Wings, April 2009

What would you risk to build a new business that you believed in, plus save the jobs of your friends and colleagues? For Alvin Gregorash and his wife Shirley, the answer was simple: They bet the farm. To be specific, the Gregorashs bet their house by m...


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Aviator: Round Engine Entrepreneur



aviatorAviator Magazine, October 2000

I jumped in with both feet at the eleventh hour, ” recalls Alvin Gregorash, owner of Aero Recip.  “Bob Hamaberg, president of Standard Aero asked, ‘Where are you getting the money?’ And I replied, ‘I’m mortgaging my house, my wife and my kid...


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