11-Dec-2017 Source: Able Aerospace
The Tucson Police Department has selected Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to provide component repair and overhaul (CR&O) and parts services for its Air Support Unit fleet of Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 helicopters. The contract will provide the Tucson Police Department with access to Able’s expanded repair catalog and enable accelerated CR&O solutions at substantial savings.
As a Bell Certified Service Center and member of the Textron group of companies, Able is uniquely qualified to serve the Air Support Unit with one of the world’s largest Bell Helicopter parts exchange pools and thousands of proprietary, FAA-approved repairs. Able will combine these capabilities with mobile on-site maintenance, as required, to allow the Tucson PD to repair parts that they would otherwise have to purchase new – a significant consideration for Air Support Unit helicopters that log up to 500 hours each, per year.
“Able has decades of experience serving public entities and understands the importance of delivering the highest quality workmanship in the fastest and most cost-effective manner,” said Gabriel Massey, General Manager for Able Aerospace Services. “Able has become a market leader in this arena, saving customers millions of dollars as we keep them safely flying. We are honored that the Tucson Police Department has selected us to support their Air Support Unit as it protects the Tucson community.”
Operating from a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, Able offers more than 10,000 FAA-approved repairs and overhauls, some of the world’s largest rotable exchange inventories and in-house specialized services ranging from electroplating, chemical processing, machining and grinding to NDT testing, hydraulics and bearings services. Supported by more than 400 mechanics, engineers and support teams, Able completes 98 percent of all jobs on site. This now includes aircraft completion and avionics services via the company’s on-site Able Maintenance Center (AMC).