We believe that the new production Dornier 228 is an outstanding multi-role platform with enormous potential in the US market,” states Chris Stern, General Manager of AMC Aviation and Legacy Warbirds, LLC.
Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2016
AMC Aviation will provide essential services in the introduction of the new-production model Dornier 228 aircraft in the North American aviation market and play an important role in ensuring worldwide availability of the high performance aircraft for special missions, as well as advanced passenger and cargo operations. The announcement was made on July 11 at the Farnborough International Air-Show in Great-Britain.
AMC Aviation will also provide active and meaningful support to current Dornier 228 operators in the US and Canada. This means crucial availability of spare parts, MRO and training on a more local basis. AMC Aviation will initially base operations out of Raleigh, NC, and three of its locations in Sanford, NC, Addison, TX, and Carson-City, NV.
“We believe that the new production Dornier 228 is an outstanding multi-role platform with enormous potential in the US market,” states Chris Stern, General Manager of AMC Aviation and Legacy Warbirds, LLC. “It is by far the most versatile and highest performing aircraft in its class, and much better suited than any competitor aircraft to serve as the super-versatile tool modern operators are looking for. The Dornier 228 has opened untouched envelopes for missions, wherever it is operated. For the American market this aircraft will change how modern surveillance, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance missions are flown in our challenging environments.”
“North Carolina is home to the second fastest growing aerospace product and parts manufacturing sector in the United States,” said Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III. “AMC Aviation is well positioned in the U.S. to market and service this new high performance aircraft.”
About AMC Aviation, LLC, and Legacy Warbirds, LLC
Legacy Warbirds, LLC, and its wholly owned affiliate AMC Aviation, LLC, are an American aviation services group based in North Carolina. Legacy Warbirds is closely-held and managed by aviation executives AJ Silva, Chris Stern, and Matt Walsh. Almost 100 years of management experience and 60 years of aviation background provide a platform for solid business growth. Legacy Warbirds has become a synonym for outstanding demilitarized cold-war era aircraft targeted at a distinguished clientele. Through their excellent connections, Legacy grew the business into aircraft operations, government support, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul services. AMC Aviation, LLC will act as the distributor and Authorised Service Center for the new-production Dornier 228 in the United States and Canada
About RUAG Aviation
RUAG Aviation is the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations. The company is also a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, RUAG Aviation’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems.
About North Carolina
The Wright Brothers first flight makes North Carolina the home of aviation. More than 1,000 companies make up North Carolina’s aerospace supply chain, including manufacturing, repair & maintenance and other support services for commercial, defense and general aviation. Our commitment to investing in next-generation technologies as well as developing infrastructure to support this industry adds to the existing workforce, growing population and ongoing research already here.