Aerospace Concepts Exceeds Last Year’s Forecast

 - December 19, 2007, 11:22 AM

Aerospace Concepts, a Toronto-based completions management specialist with a long record of performing Bombardier Global Express and Challenger interior work, now forecasts a schedule for this year that almost doubles last year’s projections for this year’s projects.

According to president and CEO Kevin Hoffman, last year the company had “realistically” projected that it would perform a total of 10 aircraft completion projects this year. “We had that many by mid-year, and now we’re looking at doing 20 completions this year,” he added.

At the NBAA Convention last month, Hoffman said the company is also developing interior specs and definition for Bombardier’s latest business jets, the Global 5000 and the Global Express XRS as part of recent completion contracts for aircraft of those types.

Hoffman said the business of interior completion management has grown steadily in recent years and that some 80 percent of new aircraft buyers are now retaining a completion management firm. He said the company escorted more than a dozen clients at the NBAA Convention, meeting representatives of aircraft manufacturers, independent completion centers and vendors.

To expand its role, Aerospace Concepts has also launched an “entry-into-service program” that will provide pilots, engineers and cabin crew to new operators of business jets. Available as a turnkey service in weekly, monthly or longer increments, the program gives operators on-board technical expertise and support for customers transitioning into another business airplane, said Hoffman.