MRO provider King Aerospace and aviation and software engineering specialist the Thurmond Group have formed a strategic partnership to grow their business in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and related aircraft modifications, the two companies announced yesterday. “Combining our joint resources provides a total aircraft maintenance and modifications solution, resulting in lower overhead, reduced turnaround time and overall program cost savings,” King Aerospace president Jarid King said.
Pennsylvania-based Thurmond’s specialty in ISR includes integration services of sensors, networking, operation systems, and the Federal Risk Management Framework. Under the partnership, Dallas-based King will perform the maintenance, engineering, and FAA-certified modifications at its 200,000 sq ft of facilities in Ardmore, Oklahoma. There, King said it can accommodate the most common turboprops and jet sfor ISR applications including the Boeing 737, Beechcraft King Air, Gulfstream, and Bombardier Challenger aircraft.
“We both have strong, experienced teams of aviation professionals and stellar reputations for on-time, on-budget services,” Thurmond Group co-owner William Thurmond said. “We expect good things to result, not just for us, but also for our customers.”