September 14, 2017 – Today, Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc subsidiary, announced that they have achieved a certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to provide a wide spectrum of repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for both rotor and fixed wing aircraft registered in India. This will allow Able to provide high quality, cost saving maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) solutions for operators of Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo, and other major aircraft platforms in India.
“Able has an immense catalog of repair, overhaul and parts solutions that hold approvals by many airworthiness authorities,” said Able Aerospace Services Quality Manager Paul Pfaffenberger. “We are proud that this now includes approval by the DGCA of India and we’re already working to bring Able’s advantages to this growing market.”
“With DGCA certification, Able can establish trusted local channel partners and quickly expand parts and repair resources, allowing Indian operators and maintenance teams to access our solutions easily and at some of the industry’s most competitive prices,” added Able Aerospace Services Business Development Manager Jason Lindauer.
Able, which serves commercial and military customers in more than sixty countries with a broad platform of airworthiness certifications that in addition to the Directorate of General of Civil Aviation of Asia also include the FAA, EASA, CAAC, JCAB, Thailand DCA and ANCA. The company is an approved Bell Helicopter Service Center and an Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo approved repair facility, also holding International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2008 and Boeing’s AS9100 and AS9100 certificates of registration.
Able operates inside a 200,000 square foot headquarters and maintenance facility that employs more than 450 mechanics, engineers, sales and service experts to provide extensive in house capabilities, which allows more than 95 percent of all jobs to be completed on site. These capabilities include electroplating, chemical processing, machining, grinding, NDT testing, hydraulics and bearings services, and painting.
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