18-Feb-2010 Source: Uniflight
Uniflight, LLC, a leading Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility (CSF) and American Eurocopter Customer Service Center, has launched new operations to serve fleet operators in the Northeastern United States from its location at Reading Regional Airport (RDG). A division of Uniflight, LLC, the new operations will do business as â€œUniflight Northeast.â€ The location in Reading establishes a strategic partnership with premier biz-jet class FBO, fixed wing charter operator, and fleet manager Millennium Aviation. In addition, rotorcraft veteran Steve Weinert has joined Uniflight Northeast to become Director of Maintenance.
Joseph Hawke, Chairman of Uniflight, stated, â€œWe set our sights on establishing Northeastern U.S. operations ever since the initial acquisition of Uniflight, now almost two years ago. After considering numerous different possibilities, we decided that Reading was the best possible location from which to serve the MRO requirements of this region’s rotorcraft fleet. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Millennium, which shares Uniflight’s culture of customer service.â€
Uniflight Northeast is actively bidding on new business for the Reading location and is also seeking technical talent, especially factory trained mechanics with experience on Eurocopter’s twin engine models of aircraft (EC135, EC145, BK117, BO105 and AS365) as well as Bell 407 and 430.
James Loftin, President of Uniflight, added, â€œThe Northeast represents a terrific opportunity to extend the reach of the Uniflight brand, as it represents one of the single largest concentrations of turbine engine rotorcraft, not only in the country, but also in the world. We are committed to going to the places that the market indicates there is a need, and from everything we can tell, the timing for a new Northeast service center is certainly opportune.â€
Peter Knight, President of Millennium Aviation, noted, â€œThe community needs the services that Uniflight can provide. Millennium has always been supportive of all fleet operations in its region. We truly appreciate that now helicopter operators will have even more reason to land on our ramp here in Reading.â€
Headquartered in at the Grand Prairie Municipal Airport in Texas, Uniflight, LLC is an authorized American Eurocopter Customer Service Center, providing periodic maintenance and inspection services and spare parts distribution to operators of AS350, AS355 and is in the process of adding to its service center EC135, BK117, and BO105. In addition, Uniflight is a Platinum rated Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility (CSF) specializing in helicopter repair and component overhaul services as well as parts distribution support to fleet operators of Bell models: 47, 206/206L, 212/412, 222/230/430, 407, 204/205, UH-1 and OH-58. In addition to the Eurocopter and Bell models, Uniflight is an FAA approved repair station for the Agusta A109, Sikorsky S-76, and MD 500 series. Uniflight is an authorized Garmin, NAT & Sandel dealer. For more information, please contact Uniflight at 972-623-3444 or Uniflight Northeast at 610-372-5141.http://www.uniflight.com/
Located in Pennsylvania at Reading’s Spatz field, Millennium Aviation is a full-service fixed base operation selling Shell fuel products, with FAA-certified Part 135 charter operations, featuring a Cessna Citation II, a Lear 55, a Lear 60, and a Hawker 850XP. Millennium Aviation also offers a Part 145 certified maintenance facility. Millennium handles aircraft sales, charter services and aircraft management.Millennium’s customer service department can arrange for any required amenities, including rental cars,hotel reservations,andcatering.Each aircraft that visits Millennium Aviation receives the red carpet treatment.For more information, please contact Millennium at 800-366-9419 or 610-372-4728.http://www.majets.com/