Constant Aviation Expands Accessory Facility

 - January 9, 2013, 1:15 PM

Constant Aviation has relocated and expanded its accessory facility and capabilities. “The decision to relocate our landing-gear facility from the Birmingham location to the Cleveland location was made in part to leverage the efficiencies of the larger accessory facility and the capability of future growth. The new 20,000-sq-ft facility will allow us to expand into the service and repair of additional airframe landing gear and accessories. We have already begun the process of purchasing core gear units for our other niche aircraft,” said Stephen Maiden, president of Constant Aviation.

“We are also able to control our in-house NDT and machining capability, which results in better pricing and quicker turn times for our customers,” he added.

Since the company’s expansion into Beechjet gear last July, it has repaired more than 40 Beechjet landing-gear units and invested additional capital to have necessary spares, reducing turn time to within two weeks. The facility in Birmingham will now house additional maintenance capabilities and Constant will use the space to support additional scheduled and AOG maintenance customers in Birmingham, Maiden told AIN.