20-May-2014 Source: Dallas Airmotive
Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company, announced today that it has identified a site at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the location for its 30,000 square foot advanced test facility. The proposed development is awaiting approval by the DFW Airport Board of Directors. The design of the facility includes three turbo shaft and three turbo fan test cells and the company plans to begin construction in late July. It is expected to be completed and operational by the first half of 2015.
“This state-of-the-art test facility represents the future of Dallas Airmotive,” declared Doug Meador, Dallas Airmotive President. “It is part of a business transition we began earlier this year and will provide us the flexibility to meet the needs of a changing industry and expand our service offerings to customers.”
Meador explained that the test cells are designed to accommodate the engines and volume for both near term and future growth. “Our new test cells will have the capability to handle most all of our current authorizations plus the capacity to accommodate the engines and authorizations in our future growth strategy.” When asked if he could elaborate on future engines, Meador commented, “Large cabin business aircraft and helicopters continue to drive the growth in new deliveries and we plan to be there when those customers need us.”
Dallas Airmotive’s Test Facility will feature a centralized state-of-the-art control room and a 15,000 square foot pre- and post-test preparation area. “Our design process included a lot of focus on technology and efficiency,” continued Meador. “We wanted to make sure we are maximizing work flow while still creating an environment that allows our engineers and technicians to deliver the quality and quick turn times our customers demand.”
Dallas Airmotive evaluated several locations in and around the DFW metroplex. The site at the DFW International Airport was proposed for its central location within the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well as for being the third busiest airport in the world. The proposed location is logistically situated to allow ease of access for global customers and employees. Meador explained that there were other considerations as well. “At the DFW Airport location we are in an area that offers safe haven for future expansion and the operations at the test facility won’t impact our neighbors,” he said. “There were also business advantages to the location and in the end, we love aviation and what better location to experience aviation than Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.”
Dallas Airmotive is exhibiting at EBACE Booth #4246. To learn more about Dallas Airmotive and the company’s worldwide locations, service and support, visit their website at www.dallasairmotive.com.