Constant Aviation, which specializes in aircraft and engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), has expanded its capabilities to include helicopters, drones, and commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The company’s portfolio and previously been limited to business jets, commercial airliners, and other fixed-wing aircraft.
Flexjet, a fractional provider that recently announced its new private helicopter division, will be the launch customer. A Sikorsky S-76 helicopter will be completely refurbished, with the interior featuring Flexjet’s LXi custom cabin theme and the rotorcraft repainted to pay homage to the company’s distinctive business jet liveries. Additionally, all veneers will be refinished and all soft goods (seats, carpets, and side walls) will be restored with new materials.
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“We have striven to be at the forefront of aviation technology in all its forms, including servicing helicopters and emerging technologies such as commercial unmanned aircraft systems,” said David H. Davies, Constant Aviation’s CEO. “Our expansion into these sectors positions us well for the future, including our ability to serve even newer emerging technologies such as Electric Vertical Take-off and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft.”
Flexjet’s helicopter division refurbishments will be performed at Constant Aviation’s MRO facility at Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB).
As the aviation industry continues evolving in the vertical flight and unmanned systems sectors, Constant Aviation has added additional FAA-authorized capabilities to its repair station certificates to be prepared to service these new forms of flight. The FAA-authorized capabilities allow Constant Aviation to work tip-to-tail on current helicopters, UAS, and eventually eVTOLs that require specific expertise not frequently aligned with standard repair station capabilities and issues ratings.
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