September 3, 2019
- Dallas BBJ MRO Specialist Sees Rising Trend, Aviation International News
- King Aerospace sees surge in business for third year running, EVA
DALLAS, TX – Business aviation’s upward trajectory extends to the services offered by King Aerospace Commercial Corporation. For the third year in a role, strong demand has led to an increase in business. For Boeing business aircraft alone, King Aerospace is on track to provide roughly 40 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and interior refurbish service events this year. In 2018, that number was 29. In 2017, it was 10.
“Strong markets, access to capital and new tax rules are contributing drivers to business aviation’s upturn, but our forward momentum underscores the strong relationships we build with customers,” says Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Companies. “We believe in doing things right. Always, no excuses. And customers appreciate that. Also, while people have long known us for our excellent paint services, the word is getting out about the value we deliver in interiors, avionics and maintenance.”
Positioned to Serve the VVIP Industry
Oliver Wyman’s 2019 report for the Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) projects global spending on aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul to grow more than $30 billion over the next decade. Honeywell Business Aviation’s 2019 10-year forecast projects 7,700 business jets will be needed through 2028, a 1 percent increase over last year’s forecast. Sixty two percent of those purchases are expected to come from super midsized through business liners. King Aerospace specializes in avionics, interior refurbishments, maintenance and paint for corporate and VVIP aircraft, such as the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).
“We specialize in heavy iron – BBJs, Boeing 737s, Boeing 757s – a high-demand market segment with a low to no tolerance for error,” says Wayne Jamroz, KACC general manager of operations. “These sophisticated, mission-critical aircraft require the highest levels of service, which we deliver.”
As an authorized GE OnPoint™ service center, King Aerospace provides aircraft engine maintenance and repair for CFM56*-7B-powered BBJs. It performs on-wing maintenance including line inspections, routine installed engine maintenance, as well as replacement of engines and engine components. Avionics continues to be a growing service area, particularly for inflight connectivity systems (Wi-Fi and satellite), safety systems and flight deck updates. KACC also offers VVIP interior re-fabrications/modifications and paint.
“We are in the right place at the right time – and definitely in the right market,” says King.
A Servant-Leader, Value-Driven Culture
King Aerospace actively recruits and trains to maintain a first-class workforce of A&P mechanics and technicians. In addition to skills and experience, King Aerospace hires for attitude. King Kulture sets forth an unwavering commitment to eight cornerstone principles that must be met to wear the King wings. Wings, once earned, can be lost if adherence to the principles falters. This is determined by fellow team members.
1. Mutual respect
2. Honesty and trust
3. Nonpolitical environment
4. Team oriented
5. Demonstrated performance
6. Proactive/problem-solving attitudes
7. Quality in everything (no excuses)
8. Earn a fair profit
“A-quality work requires an A-quality team that pulls together toward common goals,” says King. “As proud as I am of the services we deliver and the customer base we’ve built, none of that would be possible without our unrivaled people and their passion for doing the right thing.”
About King Aerospace
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading one-stop provider of aircraft services with offices and facilities in Dallas, TX, and Ardmore, OK. KACC is a GE OnPoint™ service center. It specializes in aircraft maintenance, avionics design/installation, engineering services, paint, completions and interior design/refurbishment. KACC is an authorized FAA and EASA Repair Station and is AS9110-certified. It also provides aircraft project management, offsite maintenance and other aircraft-related management services. Its sister company, King Aerospace, Inc. (KAI), is a global operation that serves the U.S. military and government to deliver responsive aircraft maintenance and logistics support in some of the world’s most hostile, remote and harsh locations. KAI operates facilities in El Paso, TX; Camp Humphreys, Korea; and 24/7 logistics outposts around the world. In 2018, King Aerospace celebrated its 25th-anniversary as a privately owned company focused on customer and team member satisfaction.
*CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.