RUAG Aviation is establishing a new helicopter facility at Sion Airport in western Switzerland. Launching in early 2014, the facility will initially focus primarily on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. Further helicopter types may subsequently be added to the portfolio. The full range of helicopter MRO services will be performed at the Sion facility, from basic maintenance through to complete overhauls. Comprising a hangar as well as office and workshop space, the site will initially be staffed by a team of two. The team will be reinforced by specialists from RUAG Aviation’s helicopter facilities in Alpnach and Mollis, according to the specific requirements of individual projects.
AAR acquires Trax to accelerate digital solutions strategy
Chicago-headquartered AAR CORP. (AAR) has announced its acquisition of Trax Corp. (trax), a leading independent provider of aircraft MRO and fleet management software to accelerate its digital solutions strategy. AAR is a global aerospace and defence aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. It supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: