Dassault Aviation acquires, rebrands TAG’s MRO facilities

Departments - Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul

AAR wins $118M procurement, modification contract; Bii picks Chromalloy for CFM56-3 engine MRO.

September 26, 2019

TAG Aviation Services - Geneva
Top photo courtesy Dassault Aviation; Bottom photo credit: U.S. Navy

Dassault Aviation has acquired TAG Aviation’s maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities and renamed the affiliate TAG Maintenance Services (TMS).

TMS includes six United Kingdom and European service centers that will continue servicing Falcon and other business jets.

The TAG purchase is part of Dassault Aviation’s effort to broaden its global service footprint. Since the beginning of 2019, Dassault Aviation acquired ExecuJet’s 11 MRO facilities, along with RUAG business aviation operations in Geneva and Lugano, Switzerland, to be integrated into TMS.

With the MRO acquisitions, Dassault Aviation has added 19 new facilities and nearly 1,000 service professionals to its global service network.

“Our strategy is aimed at acquiring MRO operations that share our exceedingly high standards for customer service and that operate at the top end of the market,” says Jean Kayanakis, Dassault Aviation’s senior vice president, worldwide customer service & service center network.

AAR wins $118M procurement, modification contract

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded commercial airline and government aviation services provider AAR a $118.6 million contract to deliver two 737 aircraft and associated support equipment to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC).

The contract covers the acquisition, modification, acceptance, and delivery of two 737-700 increased gross weight (IGW) series commercial aircraft, designated C-40A, to replace USMC C-9B medium-lift aircraft.

The C-40As will be certified in three aircraft configurations: all-passenger, all-cargo, and a combined-passenger-cargo version. Modifications will include military navigation and communication systems.

AAR will manage the program and distribute parts from the company’s headquarters in Wood Dale, Illinois; perform engineering out of the Indianapolis, Indiana, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility; and provide maintenance and modification services at the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, MRO and Miami, Florida, landing gear services facilities.

Bii picks Chromalloy for CFM56-3 engine MRO

Aircraft component support provider British International Industries (Bii) has chosen Chromalloy to repair, overhaul, and inspect CFM56-3 engine components.

Bii recently teamed with Dublin-based Rostrum Leasing to market spare engine parts from B737-300 aircraft and CFM56 spare engines formerly operated by Southwest Airlines. Bii sells and distributes the parts from its warehouse near London Gatwick Airport.

Overhauls, repairs, and inspections will be performed primarily at Chromalloy’s U.S. facilities in Nevada and Texas, as well as Holland and Thailand.

Working with Chromalloy will preserve a near 99% yield on components and save costs and time throughout the repair process, according to James Burley, Bii’s commercial manager for engines.