Satair creates giant shop for aircraft GSE

Departments - Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul

Constant Aviation adds helicopter MRO services; AMETEK MRO Singapore named Honeywell authorized repair center.

August 1, 2022

Photo credit: Satair

Airbus Services company Satair created a giant one stop shop for aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) and tools, gathering 70,000 part numbers from 1,600 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the globe. This offering covers the needs of aircraft platforms from entry into service (EIS) to their end of life.

“Satair’s one-stop-shop approach is our answer to the increased and very diverse market demand,” says Satair SEO Bart Reijnen.

Satair’s extensive portfolio ranges from standard tools and GSE to complex zero-stress jacking, engine change equipment, and rarely used test equipment.

Airlines, maintenance, repair, and overhauls (MROs), lessors, and airports will benefit from Satair’s increased global delivery capacities due to the expansion of its partners’ network: a new 50,000m2 warehouse and service center, using the latest handling and tracking technologies, is scheduled to open in Hamburg, Germany, in the first half of 2023.

Constant Aviation adds helicopter MRO services

Cleveland, Ohio-based Constant Aviation is expanding its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities beyond business jets, commercial airliners, and other fixed-wing aircraft to include helicopters and commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) rotorcraft.

“Our expansion into these sectors positions us well for the future, including our ability to serve even newer emerging technologies such as electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft,” says Constant Aviation CEO David H. Davies. “We want to be positioned as the leader in servicing these newer forms of flight and have been expanding our capabilities to offer them the same levels of skill, speed, and quality that we’ve long provided to business jets and other fixed-wing aircraft.”

In 2021, Constant Aviation renewed its partnership with global drone maintenance services provider Robotic Skies, which made Constant Aviation an authorized UAS service center, positioning the companies for these emerging markets.

As part of the expansion, Constant is refurbishing the Sikorsky S-76 helicopters flown by the private helicopter division of Flexjet, a fellow member of the Directional Aviation family of companies. The refurbishments are being performed at Constant Aviation’s MRO facility at Orlando Sanford Int’l Airport.

AMETEK MRO Singapore named Honeywell authorized repair center

Photo credit: Honeywell

Honeywell appointed AMETEK Singapore PTE, a brand of AMETEK MRO, as an authorized repair center (ARC) for CF6-80, PW2000, PW4000, V2500, Trent 700, Trent 800, and Trent 900 engine components. Honeywell customers gain greater accessibility to parts, aftermarket services, and engineering support, maximizing the operation of these engines. AMETEK MRO has provided maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on these components for more than 14 years.

The licensing agreement gives Honeywell and AMETEK MRO further entry to markets in Asia through facilities in Singapore and the U.S., serving customers that require original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-only material.