Antavia Ametek, Viking support aerial firefighting

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AvAir secures IAI engine asset management.

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August 30, 2021

Viking Air Ltd. of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has renewed its Antavia Ametek maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) landing gear maintenance support for an additional three years. The agreement, initiated in 2018, confirms Antavia as a factory endorsed component center (FECC) and official repair station to support Viking’s Canadair fleet of CL215/CL215T/415/415EAF with landing gear. The aircraft are used globally as water bombers in combating forest fires.

Antavia’s landing gear maintenance covers more than 60% of Canadair’s worldwide fleet.

Laurent Bouissou, Antavia’s managing director, says, “We know how important it is to return these aircraft to service. We strive to continually reduce our turnaround times by improving the availability of spare parts as well as by investing in our engineering methods and workshop organization.”

In recent years, Antavia has developed a spare parts inventory of $10 million, strengthened its dedicated engineering and workshop teams, and added new machining resources.

Viking Air Ltd.; AvAir

AvAir secures IAI engine asset management

Chandler, Arizona-based aviation aftermarket provider AvAir has contracted with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Aviation Group to provide asset management for more than 20,000 line items, including internal parts and accessories for CFM56-3, CFM56-5B, CFM56-7B, V2500-A5, and PW4000 engines, along with airframe components for the Airbus A320 and Boeing family aircraft.

AvAir offers solutions for customers and suppliers to buy, sell, exchange, loan, lease, or consign inventories with more than 26 million in-stock parts.