11-May-2014 Source: Able Aerospace
Able Aerospace Services, a leading MRO service and FAA approved PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, has been awarded two five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts by Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC), located at Robinson Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. Worth an estimated $8.75 million, the contracts engage Able to overhaul key dynamic drive train assemblies on the U.S. Air Force’s fleet of Bell TH-1H helicopters “These contracts demonstrate Able’s extensive capabilities and global reputation for this type of work,” said Able Aerospace Services Director of Business Development Mark McNatt. “Able has the repair and in-house processing capacity to deliver the best possible product, in the best possible time frame, for the U.S. Air Force. We’re honored that we’ve been selected for the opportunity.”
WR-ALC has worldwide management responsibility for the repair, modification and overhaul of a variety of Air Force aircraft, including all Air Force helicopters. Under the new IDIQ contracts, Able will overhaul the entire dynamic drive train for a fleet of approximately 30 U.S. Air Force Bell TH-1H helicopters used primarily for training purposes.
These overhauls will include main transmission assembly, main input quill, tail rotor drive quill, generator drive quill, swashplate, scissor and sleeve, main rotor mast, main rotor hub, stabilizer bar, 42 degree gearbox and 90 degree gearbox.
According to McNatt, this category of contracts is a growing market for Able’s increased in-house capabilities thanks to a new $20 million, state-of-the-art facility.
About Able Aerospace Services
Able Aerospace Services is one of the world’s leading aerospace repair, overhaul, design and manufacturing facilities. The company’s aftermarket business, Able Aerospace Inc., is a leading aftermarket supplier of FAA-approved PMA parts for fixed and rotor wing platforms, including Life Limited Parts (LLPs). Able combines more than 32 years of dynamic components repair and overhaul experience with a staff of 350 employees, including more than 30 engineers, and a large spares inventory. Able’s mission is to safely reduce aircraft operating costs by providing resourceful component repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts solutions.