Able Aerospace Expands Services to India Market with Dgca Approval

September 14, 2017

Reflects focus on global expansion and access to company’s MRO capabilities

MESA, Arizona (September 14, 2017)Able Aerospace Services , a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has earned certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to provide a wide spectrum of repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft registered in India. For Able, this includes high-quality, cost-saving maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions to operators of Airbus, Bell, Boeing, Leonardo and other major aircraft platforms.

“Able has an immense catalog of repair, overhaul and parts solutions that hold approvals by many airworthiness authorities,” said Able Aerospace Services Quality Manager Paul Pfaffenberger. “We are proud that this now includes approval by the DGCA of India and we’re already working to bring Able’s advantages to this growing market.”

“With DGCA certification, Able can establish trusted local channel partners and quickly expand parts and repair resources, allowing Indian operators and maintenance teams to access our solutions easily and at some of the industry’s most competitive prices,” added Able Aerospace Services Business Development Manager Jason Lindauer.

Able serves commercial and military customers in more than 60 countries with a broad platform of airworthiness certifications that, in addition to the DGCA, include the FAA, EASA, CAAC, JCAB, Thailand DCA and ANAC. The company is an approved Bell Helicopter Service Center, an Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo approved repair facility, and holds International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001-2008 and Boeing’s AS9100 and AS9110 certificates of registration.

Able operates from a 200,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters and maintenance facility, where a team of more than 450 mechanics, engineers, sales and service experts provide extensive in-house capabilities. This allows Able to complete more than 95 percent of all jobs on site. Some of these capabilities include electroplating, chemical processing, machining, grinding, NDT testing, hydraulics and bearings services, and painting.

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 txtav.com .

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