An auxiliary power unit (APU) MRO service provider created from the sale of a pair of Triumph Group businesses is adding a third segment of work previously done by Triumph. TurbineAero said Tuesday it is acquiring the APU piece part repair product line from Triumph Aviation Services Asia.
TurbineAero will integrate the new work into its APU Systems MRO housed in its new 80,000-sq-ft facility in Thailand. The facility, which can accommodate up to 250 workers, is where TurbineAero does high technological testing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of aircraft components and systems, including APU MRO, LRUs, and APU part repair.
The company said the additional work will increase its in-house capabilities, improve turn-times and yield extra cost savings. “This acquisition emphasizes our focus on APU MRO and enables us to provide increased value-added services to our worldwide customer base,” said Peter Gille, v-p and general manager of TurbineAero Repair-Asia.
Chandler, Arizona-based TurbineAero is a portfolio company of investment firm The Gores Group. Gores launched TurbineAero after acquiring the APU MRO business of Triumph Air Repair and Triumph Engines, and the APU overhaul operations of Triumph Aviation Services-Asia, in 2017.