Able Aerospace Services Signs Contract Renewal with Airbus Helicopters
Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, renews its service center agreement with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for an additional three years. The contract designates Able as an approved Airbus Service Facility provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for multiple Airbus Helicopters platforms, including AS350, AS355, AS365, SA366, EC120, EC130, EC135, EC155, BK117/EC145 and BO105.
“We are thankful for our 10-plus year relationship with Airbus. This renewal is confirmation of our past successes and the many opportunities ahead of us to provide them and their world-wide fleet with efficient, cost-effective maintenance solutions,” says Travis Tyler, general manager, Able Aerospace Services. “Able is proud to support our collective rotorcraft customers with innovative component repair and overhaul solutions.”
The new contract renews a previous agreement naming Able as an approved Airbus Helicopters Maintenance and Repair Center. Able has provided maintenance services on more than 7,000 components across multiple aircraft platforms in the Airbus Helicopters fleet.
Operating from a 250,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Mesa, AZ, Able offers more than 10,000 FAA-approved repairs and overhauls, some of the world’s largest rotable exchange inventories and in-house specialized services ranging from electroplating, chemical processing, machining and grinding to NDT testing, hydraulics and bearings services. Together with a team of more than 350 mechanics, engineers and support teams, Able completes over 95 percent of all jobs on site.