Textron Aviation establishes Canadian operation
Textron Aviation Inc. of Wichita, Kansas, has established Textron Aviation Canada Ltd., a new wholly-owned subsidiary focused on expanding the company’s service network. The first phase of the expansion includes the acquisition of assets of Aspect Aircraft Maintenance Inc., an aircraft maintenance and repair provider in Calgary, Alberta, where a Textron Aviation Mobile Service Unit currently operates.
October 23, 2018 By Wings Staff
Textron Aviation Canada also includes a new Mobile Service Unit base in Toronto, Ontario. Earlier this year, Textron Aviation added four new MSU bases in North America and introduced a line maintenance station at London’s Biggin Hill Airport.
“By establishing Textron Aviation Canada, we’re reaffirming our support to a growing customer base in the country,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president, customer service, Textron Aviation. “This recent acquisition and growth plan will increase our customer’s access to factory-direct service, ensuring they have a local connection for technical support, parts and maintenance.”
The Calgary Mobile Service Unit (MSU) operates as part of Textron’s Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certification, approved to perform maintenance and repairs on Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft. As part of the acquisition, Textron explains the MSU team based at Calgary International Airport will grow in the number of technicians and expand its capabilities to deliver AOG support and limited inspection items and engine maintenance.
“Today there are more than 500 Citation, King Air and Hawker aircraft operating throughout Canada,” Shortt said. “With our customers flying in nearly every corner of the globe, it’s essential that we’re always within their reach, prepared to deliver the expertise and service they expect.”