Textron Aviation buys Premiair MRO in Australia

Asian Aviation | January 09, 2020

Textron Aviation buys Premiair MRO in Australia
Textron Aviation announced it has acquired Premiair Aviation Maintenance, an Australian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider. Previously named an Authorised Service Facility (ASF), Premiair now joins the Textron Aviation company-owned global support network to service Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker products at service centre locations located throughout Australia. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Textron Aviation has been steadily investing in service options for the Asia Pacific region to ensure customers flying all Textron Aviation aircraft receive the exceptional support they expect,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Global Customer Support at Textron Aviation. “Throughout the past year, we substantially increased our regional footprint, capabilities and parts availability. The Premiair team demonstrated their commitment to quality, relationships and customer care as an ASF, and now we are excited to welcome them to Textron Aviation.” Premiair operates in Melbourne, the Gold Coast (Coolangatta), and Western Australia (Jandakot). The acquisition of Premiair follows other Textron Aviation investments in the Asia-Pacific region including a service and parts room expansion at the Singapore Service Centre, an increase in the number of regional field service representatives, the opening of a new parts warehouse in Australia, and the establishment of a new service location in Manila. The company also continued to invest in mobile service units (MSUs) and grew the specially outfitted fleet of maintenance trucks to 75 units worldwide.

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