January 7, 2013
Constant Aviation expands accessory facility
Constant Aviation, a maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility, announced the relocation and expansion of their accessory facility and capabilities. “Our decision to relocate our landing gear facility from our Birmingham location to our Cleveland location was made in part to leverage our efficiencies of our larger accessory facility and the capability of future growth. We are also able to control our in-house NDT and machining capability which results in better pricing and quicker turn times for our customers. Since the expansion into the Beechjet gear in July of 2012, we have repaired over forty Beechjet landing gear units and invested additional capital to have necessary spares reducing our turn time to within two weeks. With the increasing age of the Beechjet fleet, we are seeing a spike in the request for gear overhaul. That demand has allowed us to purchase our fourth complete Beechjet landing gear set, which allows customers the option of exchanging their gear or using a loaner set while their gear goes through the overhaul process. The new 20,000 ft². facility will allow us to expand into the service and repair of additional airframe landing gear and accessories. We have already begun the process of purchasing core gear units on our other niche aircraft. The continued development of this facility will allow us to provide a one-stop option for our customers,” said Stephen Maiden, President Constant Aviation.