Able, October 11, 2016 - MESA, Arizona – Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. company, has announced the addition of Agusta Bell 412 component repairs and overhauls to its broad menu of rotor wing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities.
The announcement expands Able’s trademark cost savings and repair benefits to the Agusta-branded 412 platform, which is located largely in Europe and South America.
“Able has one of the industry’s most comprehensive platforms of Bell 412 component repairs, and we offer that expertise to operators across the globe,” said Able Aerospace Services business development manager Geno Forman. “The addition of Agusta Bell 412 capabilities means we can now extend that support to an entirely new — and largely underserved — market. We are excited to provide these operators with a way to save more money, avoid supply chain delays and generally reduce their aircraft downtime.”
With customers in more than 60 countries, Able has a strong track record of delivering worldwide rotor wing MRO support to multiple aircraft platforms. For the 412, Able offers a full range of Federal Aviation Administration approved repairs and overhauls including — but not limited to — transmissions, main rotor hubs, elastomerics, hydraulics, and Level I and Level II bearings inspections and repairs.
Additionally, Bell Helicopter supports nearly 200 AB412s worldwide through rotor blade repairs, composite panels and through various aeronautical accessories kits.
Able’s capabilities are part of the company’s more than 10,000 FAA-approved repairs and overhauls, completed almost entirely in house by a collaborative staff of mechanics, engineers, DER experts and customer service specialists. For international jobs, this team ensures seamless airworthiness certification that includes the European Aviation Safety Agency, Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil, Civil Aviation Administration of China and more.
About Able Aerospace Services: Able Aerospace Services is a leading supplier of component and MRO services. With headquarters and maintenance facilities on the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) in Mesa, Arizona, Able's products and services support commercial and military fixed- and rotor-wing aviation. Able combines 32 years of aviation experience with a staff of more than 500 employees to accomplish its mission: To safely reduce aircraft operating costs by providing resourceful component repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts solutions. Able is certified by numerous airworthiness authorities including the FAA, EASA, ANAC, CAAC, JCAB and others.