BETHANY, Okla. — GlobalParts Aero Structures has inked a deal with its neighbor at Wiley Post Airport Turbine Aircraft Services (TAS), to provide inlet repair and replacement services for a broad list of aircraft customers ranging from Bombardier Challengers and Learjets to Textron Cessna, Hawker and Beechcraft jets.
The arrangement is a logical one for the two organizations, since both GlobalParts and TAS have long histories and experience working with the OEMs, according to officials with both companies.
GlobalParts recently added the capability to manufacture many of the engine inlets parts and sub-assemblies for Cessna, Hawker and Learjet business jet models at its Bethany facility.
Turbine Aircraft Services offers a line of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for Bombardier Challenger and Learjet and Textron Beechjet, Hawker and Cessna Citation products, as well.
Providing repair and replacement of engine inlets has been a part of its ongoing service in the past, “but it just got a lot easier and more convenient and certainly more efficient for customers,” noted Steve Farber, Director of Operations-Manufacturing & Structures at the GlobalParts Bethany site. “It’s a ‘win-win’ situation for both of us. We can obviously utilize our fabrication capabilities to meet their specific needs in a timely manner and they can virtually eliminate lead times and shipping expense for customers who are, of course, anxious to get their airplanes back into the air.”
Global Parts Aero Structures is also expanding its composite repair capabilities. The company was acquired by GlobalParts.aero in 2013. Its business legacy includes the repair, overhaul, exchange, and sale of jet parts for commercial, military, and corporate aircraft as well as the manufacture of wing and empennage components, metallic and composite fairings nacelle components, and landing gear, crew, passenger, and baggage/cargo doors. In addition, the company has provided engineering and inspection services.