Trine Aerospace & Defense OK’d for Helicopter Repair

 - August 27, 2014, 2:26 PM
A Trine Aerospace & Defense mechanic performs a post-flight engine inspection of an Airbus Helicopters SA341F2 Gazelle at the company’s 30,000-sq-ft commercial modification facility at Colorado Springs Airport.

The FAA has granted Colorado Springs-based Trine Aerospace & Defense certification that enables it to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul services on rotary-wing aircraft.

“Trine is one of the few facilities in our region with helicopter repair station certification,” said Britt Ham, the company’s president and CEO. “The certificate enables us to serve our customers better by providing in-house repair and replacement of non-warrantied parts as well as avionics and installation repair.”

Trine opened a 30,000-sq-ft commercial modification facility at Colorado Springs Airport in January and has four helicopter mechanics, a helicopter inspector and a helicopter test pilot. The helicopter certification comes on the heels of Trine’s receiving FAA Part 145 approval as a certified repair station in April.

Trine Aerospace & Defense offers engineering, manufacturing, aircraft modification and avionics installation and repair on general aviation, commercial and special-mission aircraft. It also provides airframe and engine maintenance, repair, overhaul and custom maintenance solutions for Bell, Airbus and MD corporate and special-mission helicopters.