Textron Aviation acquires Able Engineering & Component Services

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Textron Aviation has completed the acquisition of Able Engineering & Component Services and Able Aerospace. Based in Mesa, Arizona, USA, Able provides component repairs, component exchanges and replacement parts, among other support and service offerings for commercial rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft customers around the world. Founded in 1982, Able has developed more than 2,800 unique proprietary FAA-approved repairs on aircraft components.

“We believe Able adds tremendous value for aircraft parts and maintenance that will reduce lead time for aircraft parts and increase aircraft availability,” said Scott Ernest, Textron Aviation’s president and CEO.

“We are very excited about joining the Textron enterprise and the benefits it will bring to our customers,” said Lee Benson, CEO of Able Engineering & Component Services. “We’ve been working very closely together over the past year to ensure the acquisition by Textron is beneficial to all our stakeholders, and are proud to see our efforts come to fruition.”

January 28, 2016

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