Global Parts Group acquires Tulakes Aero assets

Global Parts Group of Augusta, Kan., distributors and producers of parts for business, general, and commercial aviation, has acquired the assets of Tulakes Aero of Bethany, Oklahoma and incorporated them into a new division of the Global Parts Group, named Global Parts Aero Structures.
Originally founded as Jet Service Enterprises in 1975, Tulakes also offers manufacturing, engineering, and inspection services to commercial, military and corporate operators as well as service centers, fixed base operators (FBOs), and charter companies.
“As part of our ongoing efforts to add capability and expertise to the Global Parts Group, we have acquired the assets and capabilities of Tulakes, a firm that has an established reputation in their specific areas of expertise.  Tulakes has, among its many assets, an outstanding reputation in sheet metal and composite component repair and overhaul,” noted Global Parts Group Chief Executive Officer Troy Palmer.

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Floridians in flight: New reports shows aviation maintenance vital to state

MIAMI – The aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) community is critical to Florida’s transportation economy. According to the 2014 Global MRO Market Assessment released by the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and TeamSAI Consulting, more than 16,000 Floridians go to work in contract repair stations every day. These businesses will pump close to $1.8 billion into the state’s economy this year.

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