SC Screenprint Flitetec acquisition

Flitetec boosts in-house capabilities by acquiring SC Screenprint

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SC Screenprint Flitetec acquisition

Aircraft interiors specialist Flitetec has boosted its capabilities by acquiring a London-based printing business.

The company says it acquired the assets and goodwill of Uxbridge-based SC Screenprint Ltd to complement its existing design, manufacturing, repair and distribution expertise. Screen printing on polycarbonates, plastics, cloth, vinyl, decal transfers and metallic parts is now possible in-house, as well as supporting the manufacture of products such as meal tray tables, seat backs, overhead bins and cabin dividers.

Trevor Lea, the company’s Managing Director commented: “This is an exciting acquisition for Flitetec. It means we will have unique aerospace and defence AS9100 D quality screen printing capabilities, supported by inhouse design facilities.

“It will bring immediate benefits for the Martin-Baker & RLC Group contracts we already have in place supporting the F-35 combat aircraft programme and legacy platforms. As well as enhancing our vertically integrated interior manufacture and repair capabilities, it will support our market leading two-week design and manufacture lead times and provides greater flexibility in achieving customer deadlines, including for aircraft on the ground (AOG).”

Flitetec’s expansion plan over the past three years has included the launch of a new service, distributing and stocking a broad range of aerospace products for both the civil and defence markets.

Trevor added: “This acquisition is part of an ambitious growth and business development strategy at Flitetec. We are now intent on further enhancing our capability with investment in pad and hot foil printing to meet customer demand and capitalise on growth opportunities.”

Constant Aviation

Constant Aviation adds Philadelphia-based AOG mobile response capabilities

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Constant Aviation

Constant Aviation has added a new AOG (Aircraft on Ground) mobile response group in Philadelphia.

The company, which has a network of mobile technicians as well as full-service aircraft maintenance facilities at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Orlando Sanford International Airport that provide airframe and engine maintenance, major repairs, avionics, interiors and painting, says this is the second new location for the company this year as it has also opened a new station in Salt Lake City.

Constant Aviation operates 28 AOG teams nationally. “In my 25 years in the private aviation industry, this continues to be one of the most robust periods we have seen and that has generated record demand for our services,” said David H. Davies, Constant Aviation’s Chief Executive Officer.

“The increase in AOG service locations is intended to help meet current demand, but mobile AOG services have proven sustainable in all market conditions as aircraft always need on-demand service at the hundreds of smaller airports that lack substantial maintenance capabilities.”

Constant Aviation is actively hiring in Philadelphia and Salt Lake City, as well as high-demand areas such as California, Texas, Florida, the Chicago and Scottsdale metro areas and the greater north-eastern U.S.

“We’ve always said our most important asset is our workforce of trained, talented technicians, and that has never been more true than during the current surge in business,” said Davies. “We’re looking to expand our team by recruiting new technicians through a range of channels, and offering not only opportunity but also the most competitive compensation and the best working conditions in the industry.”

The company has enhanced its maintenance technician apprenticeship programme which allows applicants without military or college training to participate in a two-year aviation services programme and earn the FAA Airframe Certification. Constant Aviation is also recruiting established technicians by offering a $15,000 signing bonus for military veteran candidates, a $2,000 signing bonus for other successful technical position candidates and grants of up to $8,000 to successful AOG technician candidates following the completion of their first year with the company.

Constant Aviation’s 28 AOG mobile teams support 86 aircraft models from 14 manufacturers, and each AOG vehicle is fully equipped and supplemented with expanded tooling strategically placed around the country, so aircraft can be serviced wherever they are located.

JETMS Completions

FAA approves JETMS Completions to modify and maintain Phenom 300 seats

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Aircraft interior, exterior, and completions company JETMS Completions has received the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for the Embraer 505 Phenom 300 maintenance and modification.

JETMS Completions says it now holds capabilities for all three supplement type certificates (STC) from FAA, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the UK Civil Aviation Agency (CAA). The newly approved seat modifications for Phenom 300 include headrest, backrest, seat base foam and cover replacements, arm cap renewals and refurbishments and seat base panel refurbishments, as well as painted surfaces refurbishments.

“After 18 months of hard work and application submissions to EASA, CAA and FAA, we have finally achieved and received the FAA STC validation for the Phenom 300 type light business jet seat modifications,” said Kevin Hann CEng FRAeS, Head of Design at JETMS Completions. “This is a very big step for us and we are extremely happy to be able to proceed with interior completions for the Phenom 300 jets.”