NBAA Convention News

CRS prize is Mustang convertible

 - September 20, 2007, 7:56 AM

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, CRS Jet Spares is giving 15 finalists a chance to win a 2007 Ford Mustang GT convertible.

Each participant will receive a key to the Mustang, but only one of them will have the key that starts the car tomorrow at 3 p.m. Thirteen of these finalists participated in this year’s CRS Customer Appreciation Anniversary Tour, with one selected at each stop. The company will randomly select two more finalists here at NBAA 2007 from among qualified visitors at the CRS booth (No. 631) until noon tomorrow.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based CRS Jet Spares is a business jet aftermarket support provider, supplying operators around the world through exchanges, sales, provisioning packages and repair or rental options. CRS supports Learjets, Hawkers, Gulfstreams, Challengers and Falcons through a more than $60 million inventory of new and overhauled parts and components, assembled in the 25 years since founder and CEO Armando Leighton, Jr. began the business in his Florida garage.

24-hour Service
The company features 24-hour delivery of orders in collaboration with a number of component OEMs and third-party repair stations. These arrangements provide the ability to negotiate favorable terms and agreements to benefit operators, the company said. CRS has developed support programs including APU services by Standard Aero, mainship and emergency Hawker pure lead battery distribution and repair with Securaplane Technologies, Perkins aircraft windows, and component options for Honeywell, Parker and Hamilton Sundstrand.

In July, CRS Jet Spares inked an agreement with an unidentified Georgia-based fleet operator to become a primary supplier of Gulfstream and Learjet parts. CRS will also handle AOG, logistic and inventory control functions for this client.