Texas Aviation Services (TAS), a leader for over 39 years in helicopter and aircraft services, along with its in-country partner Sierra Aeronautica, announced today the delivery of VIP configured Agusta 109S Grand completion to Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The executive Agusta 109S Grand departed Texas Aviation Services in Fort Worth, TX just prior to the New Year and arrived “mission-ready” to join a fleet of previously TAS customized aircraft.Â This aircraft will immediately support inter-company executive transportation, reducing an eight-hour ground transit through the congested city to a 20-minute flight.Â This Agusta 109 Grand represents the 4th delivery in a two year period to the same customer who is standardizing the fleet to reduce operating costs.
Texas Aviation Services outfitted the newest Agusta Grand with a Garmin GMX-200 MFD, Jeppesen Chartview, Weather Radar by Bendix-King, Skywatch HP and an Altitude Alert System.Â Airframe kits installed by TAS included pulse landing lights, door activated dome lights with soft dimming features, strobe lights and dual tinted windows STC’d by TAS.Â The interior of the aircraft was outfitted with leather passenger seats, Izit covered panels, TAS soundproofing blankets, wool carpet, sheepskin covered crew seats, metal plating, wood veneer accents and passenger drawers below the aft facing cabin seats.Â A mirror finish paint scheme was applied by the group to compliment the aircraft’s elegant design.Â The leather seats, panels, soundproofing, veneer accents and passenger drawers were designed, manufactured and installed internally by the TAS interior division.Â Avionics, Airframe Kits and Livery strategically match the fleet of existing Agusta Powers and AW-139.
The aircraft received Brazilian Certification in Texas by the in-house TAS Brazilian Repair Station; saving capital and avoiding costly delays from documentation review upon arrival in Brazil.
John Murphey, CEO of TAS said: “We appreciate the confidence, trust and ongoing relationships with our customers in Brazil.Â The 109S is yet another fine example of the quality of craftsmanship that goes into each and every completion, modification repair or overhaul at TAS.”
Marcos Braga, CEO of Sierra Aeronautica said, “This aircraft establishes plenty of momentum going into the New Year.Â We are forecasting 2010 to be a record year for number of aircraft customized by TAS.”
About Texas Aviation Services
Texas Aviation Services is part of the Rotorcraft Services Group.Â TAS occupies 175,000 square feet of facilities at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, TX and is an independent helicopter technical services company with 39 years of successful history. TAS specializes in both civilian and military helicopter completions, retrofits, MRO, avionics systems integration, interiors, paint, component overhaul and engineering.Â TAS performs complex customizing projects on civilian Bell, Eurocopter, Agusta, Sikorsky, and extensive retrofits on military Blackhawks. The Meacham Airport operations are one of the largest of their type in the mid-South, with the capacity for scores of helicopter projects per year.Â Through RSG and its subsidiaries, outside DAR services can be contracted for many different airworthiness projects.
The Rotorcraft Services Group also includes Integrated Flight Systems (IFS) and RSG AeroDesign.Â Founded in 1985, Integrated Flight Systems designs and manufactures the finest quality air conditioning and video systems for a wide range of helicopters.Â These systems are simple to use, the lightest weight and the most reliable in the industry. IFS offers AOG parts support to every installation throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.
RSG AeroDesign is an integrated engineering organization within the Rotorcraft Services Group, functioning as an independent business unit and acting as a catalyst for service growth, product development, and competitive advantage. The company’s charter is to provide comprehensive technical services and adjunct engineering staffing solutions to OEMs, and prime contractors in both the fixed-wing and rotary-wing markets.
Additional information is available on the Web at www.sierraaeronautica.com.br, www.texasaviationservices.com,www.rotorcraftservices.com, www.integratedflightsys.com,Â www.rsgaerodesign.com, and www.wfly.com.br .
Forward Looking Statements:
The Company from time to time may discuss forward-looking information. Except for factual historical information, all forward looking statements are estimates by the Company’s management and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that are beyond the Company’s control and may cause actual results to differ materially from management’s expectations.
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