As the global economy begins to recover, the commercial aircraft MRO market can look forward to strong growth this year and beyond, according to a Visiongain report entitled “The Commercial Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Market 2011-2021.”
Atlanta, Ga.-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) has acquired Gardner Aviation Specialist. GAS, a Peachtree City, Ga.-based company, is an FAA repair station offering avionics installations, glass-panel upgrades, aircraft maintenance and MRO services. The acquisition allows PAG to expand the services it provides to customers operating fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. GAS operates out of a 35,000-sq-ft hangar on Falcon Field.
For many years, AAR Aircraft Services has operated the sole FBO at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport, and it seems that activity is heating up at
the field. First, the grand opening of AAR’s new FBO there is planned for
this month, and dignitaries including Oklahoma governor Brad Henry and Oklahoma City mayor Mick Cornett have been invited to participate. In addition, FBO chain Atlantic Aviation is building a new FBO.
AAR has signed an agreement to acquire Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) from Xe Services. AWS provides expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers. According to a spokesman, the company is acquiring the business as part of its long-term strategy to expand its products, services and capabilities in support of government customers in the U.S. and abroad.
AAR has signed an agreement to acquire Aviation Worldwide Services (AWS) from Xe Services (formerly Blackwater USA). AWS provides expeditionary airlift services and aircraft modifications to the U.S. and other government customers. According to a company spokesman, AAR is acquiring the business as part of its long-term strategy to expand its products, services and capabilities in support of government customers in the U.S. and abroad.
AAR has been selected by Cobham Aviation Services UK to provide repair management and overhaul services in support of Cobham’s maintenance facility in Bournemouth, England. AAR’s Defense Systems & Logistics operating unit will manage the program. AAR will provide a single point of contact for the repair of components that Cobham previously serviced internally or outsourced to multiple vendors.
“Global MRO Market Economic Assessment,” a study commissioned by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and conducted by AeroStrategy, has yielded insight about the breadth of the aviation maintenance (MRO) industry and its impact on the U.S. economy.
On February 10 the FAA issued an emergency order of suspension to AAR, suspending the repair station certificate held by AAR Landing Gear Services.
Hawker Pacific and the Shanghai Airport Authority have broken ground on a planned business aviation facility at Shanghai’s Hongquiao Airport.
AAR Landing Gear Services, a Malaysia-based joint venture between Illinois-based AAR and Airod of Malaysia, has selected Component Control’s Quantum Control aviation enterprise resource planning software as its MRO system.