Able Aerospace Services Brings New Booth, New Capabilities to Helitech

September 28, 2017

Offers new ways to convey depth and breadth of company’s CR&O expertise

MESA, Arizona (September 28, 2017)Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is bringing a new booth to Helitech International, featuring touch-screen technology to help communicate the depth and breadth of Able’s component repair, overhaul (CR&O) and completion capabilities.

“Able has invested in technology that allows us to virtually showcase our products and capabilities, and we’re excited to bring that experience to Helitech attendees,” said John Celigoy, Vice President of Business Generation for Able Aerospace Services. “Operators don’t have to visit our facility for an insider’s look at how Able can help save them time and money. We’re coming to them.”

Helitech attendees can visit the Able booth for one-on-one conversations with Able sales and customer service teams, and explore the company’s capabilities through interactive collateral and video touch-screen presentations. Here, they can learn more about Able’s 10,000 FAA-approved repairs and its CR&O solutions and its latest benchmarks, including:

  • The rollout of in-house Bell 429 CR&O capabilities, making Able the world’s only Bell-certified B429 service center. Able’s capabilities include the repair and overhaul of all Bell 429 higher assemblies, inclusive of transmission, main rotor hub and tail rotor gearbox.
  • New, state-of-the-art flight deck upgrade solutions.
  • Just-secured certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India, allowing Able to provide repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft registered in India.

This adds to Able’s broad menu of solutions for civilian and military aircraft within the Bell, Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo, Sikorsky and Agusta Bell (AB) fleets. Able serves these customers with numerous airworthiness certifications that, in addition to DGCA, include FAA, EASA, ANAC, CAAC and JCAB.

Able is located at Booth #E50 at Helitech International, being held October 3 - 5, 2017 in London, England.

About Able Aerospace Services

Able Aerospace Services is a leading supplier of component and MRO services. With headquarters and maintenance facilities on the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) in Mesa, Arizona, Able's products and services support commercial and military fixed- and rotor-wing aviation. Able combines 32 years of aviation experience with a staff of approximately 450 employees to accomplish its mission: To safely reduce aircraft operating costs by providing resourceful component repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts solutions. Able is certified by numerous airworthiness authorities including the FAA, EASA, ANAC, CAAC, JCAB, DGCA and others.

About Textron Aviation Inc.

Textron Aviation Inc. is the leading general aviation authority and home to the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands, which account for more than half of all general aviation aircraft flying. The Textron Aviation companies include Cessna Aircraft Company and Beechcraft Corporation, bringing together decades of unmatched experience in designing, building and supporting airplanes. It provides the most versatile and comprehensive general aviation product portfolio in the world through five principal lines of business: business jets, general aviation and special mission turboprop aircraft, high performance piston aircraft, military trainer and defense aircraft, and a complete global customer service organization. Its broad range of products include such best-selling aircraft as Citation and Hawker business jets, King Air and Caravan turboprops and T-6 military trainer aircraft, all of which are backed by the industry’s most capable global service network. For more information, visit


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