9-Apr-2010 Source: Texas Aviation Services
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 outlook for 2010 deliveries into Brazil.
The year 2009 was yet another monumental year for Texas Aviation Services and Sierra Aeronautica. Together, exclusive teaming arrangements were reassigned, record deliveries were set, TAS achieved its Authorized Agusta Westland Service Center and the ANAC Repair Station was renewed.
Sierra Aeronautica remains the exclusive agent for Texas Aviation Services in the Country of Brazil and is based at Helicidade in the city of Sao Paulo. Through Sierra Aeronautica, TAS delivered multiple Agusta 109 Power and Grand completions, performed maintenance and overhauls for existing customers, and delivered several high-end heavy medium rotorcraft completions to include the AW-139 and EC-155. In October of 2009 TAS was certified as an Authorized Service Center for the Agusta Westland 139, A109 Series and the A119 Koala. In addition, TAS underwent a very detailed audit by Brazilian Civil Aviation Authorities and was renewed its ANAC Repair Station in August of 2009.
The two companies forecast the balance of 2010 to be just as monumental. One delivery a month is scheduled into Brazil and will include the Bell 206 series, Bell 407’s, Agusta 109’s, AW-139’s and multiple EC-155’s. The types of configurations will vary between VIP, Law Enforcement and offshore utility. As all TAS Brazilian completions, the aircraft will depart the Texas facility already Brazilian ANAC compliant; minimizing any delays into the country of Brazil. The ANAC Repair Station saves customer’s on average ninety to one hundred days of time once the aircraft arrives in Brazil. This time savings is so valuable, as many of the operators need the aircraft in service as soon as possible. Delays from importation and certification can cost companies millions of dollars in down time and/or contractual delays. These delays are minimized by TAS and Sierra Aeronautica through the ANAC Repair Station.
Marcos Braga, CEO of Sierra Aeronautica said, “I am very proud to have my personal name and organization associated with Texas Aviation. I believe in the quality product TAS provides and I am honored to provide this service to my clients and friends throughout Brazil”
John Murphey, CEO of TAS said: “We really look forward to the momentum established in 2009 carrying into 2010. TAS is committed to the Brazilian market through Sierra Aeronautica and we look forward to our continued support into Brazil for many years to come.”
About Sierra Aeronautica
Sierra Aeronautica is managed by its founder, Mr. Marcos Braga, and has been in Brazil’s helicopter market since 1998. A helicopter pilot for more than twenty years, Marcos Braga has carried out a variety of missions, including flights over forests, offshore and transport of executives. Thanks to his vast experience in aeronautics the company has acquired know-how and prestige.
About Texas Aviation Services and the Rotorcraft Services Group
Texas Aviation Services is part of the Rotorcraft Services Group. 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. 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. 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. Founded in 1985, Integrated Flight Systems designs and manufactures the finest quality air conditioning and video systems for a wide range of helicopters. 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.