Tyonek Global Services to support US Navy’s air fleet

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Bombardier CRJ certified for higher maintenance intervals; FlexArm breaks ground on $4 million facility.

December 3, 2018

Photos courtesy of Tyonek
Global Services; Bombardier;
and FlexArm

Alaska Native Corp. subsidiary Tyonek Global Services LLC (TGS), has won a $21 million U.S. Navy contract for depot level maintenance (DLM) at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). Tyonek will employ more than 340 skilled artisans to repair and maintain aircraft, aircraft engines, and associated components and materials at several Navy’s maintenance depots. Contract work includes the modernization, conversion, in-service repairs, disassembly, and other DLM services for many types of U.S. Navy aircraft.

TGS will provide services at FRCSE aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville and NAS Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida; Naval Station (NS) Mayport, Florida; and Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA) aboard NAS Oceana, Virginia, and NS Norfolk, Virginia.

Tyonek is also the current prime contractor at the FRCMA in Patuxent River, Maryland, and the managing partner of a joint venture, Aircraft Readiness Alliance LLC, that provides DLM services for the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest in San Diego, California, and remote sites in the Western Pacific.http://www.tyonek.com

Photos courtesy of Tyonek
Global Services; Bombardier;
and FlexArm

Bombardier CRJ certified for higher maintenance intervals

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted approval for the maintenance intervals escalation of Bombardier’s CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 aircraft. The line maintenance interval (A-check) is extended to 800 flight hours, and the heavy maintenance interval (C-check) at 8,000 flight hours.

Charles Comtois, head of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s CRJ series program, says, “CRJ Series operators can now take advantage of 14% fewer maintenance days, meaning more days of revenue flying.”

The new maintenance intervals are applicable for new production deliveries as well as all CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 aircraft in service. http://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com

Photos courtesy of Tyonek Global Services;
Bombardier; and FlexArm

FlexArm breaks ground on $4 million facility

FlexArm broke ground on a $4 million state-of-the-art headquarters in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The 53,000ft2 facility is slated for completion in Spring 2019, and will include research and development, engineering, customer testing/runoff, manufacturing, and administration for FlexArm and FlexCNC product lines. FlexArm President Nick Kennedy, U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio House Rep. Craig Riedel, City of Wapakoneta Mayor Thomas Stinebaugh, and JobsOhio Executive Vice President of Regional Development Julie Sullivan turned over the ceremonial first shovel.

FlexArm manufactures precision tapping machines, die grinders, torque reaction arms, and custom lifting solutions. FlexCNC manufactures CNC machines with 10ft to 80ft open beds, allowing long and large parts or multiple batches of components to be machined with a single setup.

The third-generation, family-owned manufacturing company will retain its current factory for warehousing and shipment of finished products and spare parts/service parts.

“We’re growing like crazy, and we’ve got people shoe-horned into the current facility,” said President Nick Kennedy. “This new space will enable us to continue our growth.”

FlexCNC will be able to add 35 employees.