December 17, 2019
DALLAS, TX – In a nod to the growing reliance on aviation south of our border, King Aerospace will attend its first MRO Latin America in early 2020. The event will be held Jan 22-23 in Cartagena, Colombia. It is put on by Aviation Week.
“Operators need to upgrade their aircraft with the latest technology for optimal functionality as well as refurbish and elevate interiors,” says Jarid King, president of King Aerospace. “It’s about making aircraft the safest, most efficient transportation possible. That requires trained, next-gen technicians.”
The annual convention serves South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. It offers access to more than 400 aviation professionals and solution providers representing 25 countries. Speakers include management from Avianc, ALTON, Copa Airlines, StandardAero and AeroMexico. Topics will address the shortage of regional MRO capacity and how it drives up maintenance costs for airlines and adds complexity to fleet renewal plans. They’ll also address how new aircraft materials and a strong focus on software further complicate the MRO landscape. The event includes a facility tour of host sponsor Avianca’s Medellin MRO operation, an hour flight from Cartagena.
“We like that 85% of MRO Latin America attendees have purchasing power,” says King. “You’re interacting with decision-makers. For those looking for new solutions, we can offer ways to optimize MRO outsourcing.”
Follow the King Aerospace team at its first-ever MRO Latin America on social media, using #MROLA.
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. Founded in 1992, King Aerospace is a privately owned company focused on customer and team member satisfaction.
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