26-Jan-2015 Source: Phoenix
The same team that has driven growth and change at Phoenix Heliparts is now leading a complementary venture called Phoenix Heli-Support, an Airbus Helicopter and Turbomeca Service Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.
This March, the Mesa and Scottsdale operations will join forces for the first time in a joint exhibit (2059) at Heli-Expo 2015. In addition, as Phoenix Heliparts celebrates its 12-year anniversary, Phoenix Heli-Support is offering $12,000 discounts to the first 12 AS350 operators to sign up for a 12-year inspection.
Phoenix Heli-Support was established after Mesa, Ariz.-based Phoenix Heliparts principals acquired the assets of Vertical Aviation in late 2014. Tina Cannon, president of Phoenix Heliparts and Phoenix Heli-Support, said the expansion has significantly enhanced the company’s MRO and helicopter modification operation to better meet customer and market demand.
Led by Vice President of Operations Darin Cannon, seven skilled Airbus factory-trained technicians will be providing the same levels of quality and service customers have come to expect from the Mesa operation, and Cannon said a series of recent wins will ensure a steady flow of Airbus work. These include new aircraft support contracts with the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Aviation Unit (two AS350s) and the Phoenix Police Air Support Unit (five AS350s).
“While the MD and Airbus platforms are significantly different, our proven policies and processes will carry over,” Tina Cannon said. “The expansion is good news for the helicopter community.”
“We are very happy that Tina and Darin Cannon have decided to venture into the Airbus Helicopter market,” said Casey Riemer, General Manager/VP, Jack Harter Helicopters. “We look forward to their team providing us with the same high quality of work on our AS350B2 that they have already delivered while working on our other aircraft.”
Founded in 2003, Phoenix Heliparts has extensive experience servicing its diverse, worldwide customer base, and specializes in heavy structural repairs, maintenance, overhaul, completions, restorations, refurbishments, engineering, and avionics, with an emphasis on customizing aircraft for its clients’ individual needs. Their service includes offering a significant parts inventory for immediate shipment. Capabilities include engineering, avionics, interiors, sheet metal, AP & IA mechanics, field support, engine management, and component overhaul.