West Star Aviation is expanding its aerostructures, composites, and components repair capabilities in Dallas with the acquisition of Flite Components. A Part 145-certified MRO located near Dallas Love Field, Flite Components supports corporate and commercial operators, other MROs, and OEMs with its aerostructure and composite repair services, along with overhaul and repair of thrust reversers, control surfaces, engine cowls, engine inlets, pylons, and floor panels. In addition, Flite Components provides radome repair and testing.
The acquisition comes a little more than a year after West Star Aviation acquired Dallas Aeronautical Services, a composite, structures and assembly repair shop in Cedar Hill, Texas. "We see great synergies between Flite and Dallas Aeronautical Services,” West Star Aviation CEO Jim Rankin. “I look forward to this partnership and growing the entire one-stop maintenance theme throughout our companies."
In addition to Dallas Aeronautical Services, West Star Aviation in 2017 acquired Grapevine, Texas-based Falcon parts and tooling specialist Avant Aerospace, as well as MSP Aero, a Minneapolis provider of avionics, windows, paint, and interior services.