Vertex To Cease Beech 1900 Maintenance

Aviation International News » November 2003
March 19, 2008, 9:24 AM

The company at the center of a continuing probe into the January crash of an Air Midwest Beech 1900 in Charlotte, N.C., will stop performing maintenance for the regional airline on November 16. Vertex Aerospace, until June known as Raytheon Aerospace, cited a desire to concentrate on its “core” defense business as the reason for its decision, contradicting reports that the split resulted from Air Midwest’s attempts to blame Vertex employees for the January 8 crash. (In June 2001 Raytheon Co. sold 73.5 percent of Raytheon Aerospace to Veritas Capital. The divestiture agreement allowed Veritas to use the Raytheon name for a period of two years, ending in June.) A Vertex spokesman said the company would continue to supply spare parts to Air Midwest, and characterized the decision’s effect on its finances and employees as “negligible.” The NTSB expects to conclude its investigation into the crash, which killed all 21 occupants, by the end of the year.

Share this...

Please Register

In order to leave comments you will now need to be a registered user. This change in policy is to protect our site from an increased number of spam comments. Additionally, in the near future you will be able to better manage your AIN subscriptions via this registration system. If you already have an account, click here to log in. Otherwise, click here to register.