Dallas Airmotive Breaks Ground on New Rotorcraft Center of Excellence and State-of-the-Art Test Facility at DFW Airport

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Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company providing global MRO service and support for business aircraft turbine engines, broke ground on its new, six-cell state-of-the-art test center and announced that its new rotorcraft center of excellence will be built at the same location. Both facilities will be situated on a 20-acre site on the south end of DFW airport.

Architect rendering of Dallas Airmotive's new rotorcraft center of excellence.

“This location, as the site of our state-of-the-art test facility and our rotorcraft center of excellence, represents the future of Dallas Airmotive.”

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation company providing global MRO service and support for business aircraft turbine engines, broke ground on its new, six-cell state-of-the-art test center and announced that its new rotorcraft center of excellence will be built at the same location. Both facilities will be situated on a 20-acre site on the south end of DFW airport.

“This location, as the site of our state-of-the-art test facility and our rotorcraft center of excellence, represents the future of Dallas Airmotive,” exclaimed Doug Meador, Dallas Airmotive President. “Here, we will have the capacity and flexibility to provide world class repair, overhaul, and test services to our rotorcraft and fixed-wing customers.”

Dallas Airmotive has been undergoing a transformation where it has consolidated portions of its turbine engine repair and overhaul (ERO) activities to streamline its business and become more efficient. It has also recognized the need to grow its capabilities and service offerings for new customers and new markets.

“Our transformation has really been an evolution of our company and the way we do business,” he explained. “We have known for some time that we need to expand our focus and pursue opportunities in different markets. That’s why our new rotorcraft center of excellence and six-cell test facility are so important.”

Earlier this year, Dallas Airmotive was awarded new authorizations from Pratt & Whitney Canada, which invigorated its business focus on the rotorcraft market. “The PW200/210 award we received earlier expanded our rotorcraft authorizations significantly. Through our global service network and other authorizations, we have the capabilities to support over 20,000 helicopters in service today.”

The company’s new test cell facility also represents expansion. The test cell complex will include six test cells: three for turbo shaft engines and three for turbo fan engines. The facility was designed to have the capability to handle most all of Dallas Airmotive’s current authorizations plus the capacity to accommodate the engines and authorizations in the company’s future growth strategy. Meador said these will include both helicopters and large cabin business aircraft. “We plan to grow and offer the capabilities that our customers require. Helicopters are now an obvious part, but our test facility will have an upper limit capacity of 25,000 lbs. thrust.”

Dallas Airmotive also just announced that it has transformed its former Regional Turbine Center (RTC), located on Dallas-Love Field airport, into a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the repair and overhaul of PT6A engines. Meador explained this is part of the same evolution. “Our company is evolving to address changes in the industry and to adapt to our customer’s needs. As we make these changes, we are becoming better at what we do and our goal is to offer the best service and support on the planet.”

Dallas Airmotive is at NBAA in Orlando this week at BBA Aviation booth #228. To learn more about Dallas Airmotive, the company’s worldwide locations, and service and support, visit their website at http://www.dallasairmotive.com.

Note to editors:
BBA Aviation plc is a leading global aviation support and aftermarket services provider. BBA Aviation’s Flight Support businesses (Signature Flight Support and ASIG) provide specialist on-airport support services, including refuelling and ground handling, to the owners and operators of private, business, military and commercial aircraft. BBA Aviation’s Aftermarket Services businesses (Dallas Airmotive, Premier Turbines, H+S Aviation, International Turbine Service, W. H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, International Governor Services and Ontic) are focused on the repair and overhaul of gas turbine engines and the service of aerospace components, sub-systems and systems. BBA Aviation group companies operate from more than 220 individual locations on five continents. For more information, please visit http://www.bbaaviation.com.

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