In a sign of further consolidation of the business aviation MRO segment, Textron Aviation has purchased assets of Calgary, Canada-based Aspect Aircraft Maintenance and formed a new subsidiary—Textron Aviation Canada—to expand the company’s maintenance capabilities. The acquisition of the Aspect assets is “the first phase of the expansion,” according to Textron Aviation.
Textron Aviation already bases one of its mobile service units (MSU) at Aspect Aircraft, and it is establishing a new MSU in Toronto. The Calgary MSU operates under a Canada-approved maintenance organization certification, which covers MRO on Citations, King Airs, and Hawkers. Textron Aviation will add technicians to the Calgary MSU team and expand AOG support and services such as limited inspection items and engine maintenance.
“Today there are more than 500 Citation, King Air, and Hawker aircraft operating throughout Canada,” said Textron Aviation senior vice president customer service Kriya Shortt. “With our customers flying in nearly every corner of the globe, it’s essential that we’re always within their reach.”
The Canada subsidiary joins new Textron Aviation service capabilities established this year that include four new MSU bases in North America and a Biggin Hill Airport line maintenance station near London.