Acquisition Results in MU-2 Factory Service Center

 - January 8, 2007, 6:11 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America (MHIA), the Addison, Texas-based subsidiary of the Japanese company that built the MU-2 turboprop twin, has acquired Intercontinental Jet of Tulsa, Okla. The company, which already provides support for about 50 percent of the 400-strong MU-2 fleet, will become MHIA’s first factory-owned service center. There are also five factory-authorized service facilities in the U.S. Intercontinental Jet president Bob Kidd is expected to remain with the new company. The acquisition will not change the status of Turbine Aircraft Services, according to MHIA. The San Angelo, Texas facility will continue as an approved supplier of MU-2 parts, publications and Prop safety seminars, and it will also continue to provide other administrative and support functions for MHIA.