MRO provider Constant Aviation is seeing an uptick in its AOG business as more idle business aircraft return to service. The increase has prompted the Cleveland, Ohio-based MRO to expand the capabilities of its mobile response team and add technicians.
“We’ve witnessed the business aviation rebound firsthand, and it has been dramatic,” said Constant v-p of AOG line stations Paul Witt. “As flying has increased, our AOG division has been working at 120 percent capacity. That’s a big turnaround from March, when we were working at 30 percent capacity.”
Witt added that “significant hot spots” for the company have been in the Bay Area, U.S. Southeast, and Chicago. Constant also added technicians in Teterboro and Portland, Oregon. Additionally, Constant became the first provider outside an Embraer service center to acquire the needed tooling kits to address the Brazilian airframer’s service bulletin on an update of the landing gear and hydraulic control unit on Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600 twinjets. “Embraer is paying for the kits and labor, so all the operator has to do is reach out to the AOG team to schedule a date for the installation,” Witt explained.