Able Aerospace celebrates opening of new facility
Sept. 23, 2013, Mesa. Az. - Able Aerospace Services, an MRO service and PMA parts provider has completed the company’s move to its new, larger headquarters located at Phoenix-Gateway Airport.
By Carey Fredericks
This move to a brand new, fly-in custom-designed facility allows for additional capabilities in areas including advanced metal finishing, hydraulic repair and on-site aircraft repair. Members of the Able team will be available for meetings and inquiries during Helitech International 2013, September 24-26, exhibit B33 at the ExCel London Convention Center.
Some 350 employees now occupy over 191,000 square feet of engineering and manufacturing space, including a new purpose-built hangar, capable of accommodating aircraft sized up to a B737. The new hanger allows for expanded airframe maintenance, refurbishments, inspections and complete aircraft teardown. Other new or expanded turnkey capabilities include machining, non-destructive testing, computerized welding, paint, complete fixed-wing and rotor-wing component repairs – all completed in-house within the new facility.
As the largest metal finishing and chemical processing facility in Arizona, Able now has the capability to handle all types of required aircraft component plating and refinishing processes in-house. Able’s investment of over $1.4 million in state-of-the-art zero-discharge environmental technologies exceeds all city, state and federal environmental guidelines, while nearly doubling capacity from the previous location. “Due to our expanded in-house capacity and metal finishing capabilities, customers have enjoyed reduced turnaround times, some as much as 50 percent,” said Anthony Saenz, president of Able.
Able Aerospace Services repairs and overhauls parts for rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, specializing in FAA-approved repair alternatives to buying new parts. By offering over 8,000 safe, certified component repairs, fleet operators and owners can save tens of thousands of dollars on parts that are of the same or better form, fit and function than new OEM parts. “Our FAA-certified repairs and replacement parts offer our customers the most cost-effective alternative to OEM parts and services, greatly reducing operating costs for fleet owners and operators,” added Saenz. “Now with our new facility, our customers will further benefit from our increased services and 100 percent in-house capabilities, allowing for greater quality and reduced turnaround times.”