Baker Aviation has purchased AeroMech and now operates from two Texas locations: Meacham International Airport in Fort Worth and Addison Airport in Dallas. “While Baker is known for its aircraft charter and flight management services, with the AeroMech acquisition we can now offer a full line-up of maintenance with a well stocked parts department,” Marty Dryer, Baker’s director of operations, told AIN.
Fort Worth Meacham International Airport
After constructing two hangars totaling nearly 44,000 sq ft last year, Fort Worth Meacham International Airport-based service provider Texas Jet has expanded its operations again with the acquisition of neighboring FBO Fort Worth Flight Support (formerly Phazar Flight Support). The purchase adds two hangars and an executive terminal that will serve as the facility’s new private terminal, according to Texas Jet president Reed Pigman. The FBO–which fuels approximately 10,000 private turbine aircraft a year–now operates 22 hangars at Meacham, totaling more than 400,000 sq ft.
Executive Flight Services, a subsidiary of Kansas City, Mo.-based Executive AirShare, established a maintenance base at Midwest National Air Center in Kearney, Mo. The company will continue to operate maintenance facilities at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport and at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.
Hawker Beechcraft King Air B100, Aurora, Texas, Oct. 6, 2009–The commercial pilot and three passengers were seriously injured and the turboprop twin was substantially damaged when it crashed after both engines lost power during the Part 91 flight from Wiley Post Airport in Oklahoma City to Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.
Kingdom Holding Company has backed away from an agreement that would have allowed MAV Aircraft Services of Dallas/Fort Worth to do the interior completion of an Airbus A321 for the Saudi operator. As of early last month, the airplane and interior components had been moved for storage to a nearby hangar belonging to Phazar Aerocorp at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport.
While the aviation industry is facing tough economic times, Ranger Rotorcraft Group continues a program of expansion headlined by launch of a new engineering unit, Ranger AeroDesign (Booth No. 3935).
Ranger Aerospace, the privately held investment and management holding company with offices adjacent to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, attracted the notice of the helicopter community when it sold Keystone Helicopters to Sikorsky in 2005 after fortifying the West Chester, Pa. operation from less than $50 million in revenue to more than $125 million while tripling employment and profits.
Ranger Aerospace & Aeronautics subsidiary Integrated Flight Systems (IFS) is moving from Reno, Nev., to Hangar 4 North at Meacham Field in Fort Worth, Texas. The move brings IFS closer to Ranger Aerospace facilities at Meacham and nearby Irving, Texas. IFS designs and
Phil and Lee Hixon, owners of the Palm Springs Air Museum in Southern California, recently took delivery of a refurbished 1980 Bell 206L-1 after completions, MRO and maintenance services provider Texas Aviation Services made a number of changes to it.
Recession? Economic downturn? Texas Aviation Services isn’t buying it.