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ATS Looks ‘Opportunistically’ For Acquisition Opportunities

Aviation Technical Services recently acquired Texas Pneumatics Systems, which primarily does MRO on pneumatic and fuel-related components.

Aviation Technical Services recently acquired Texas Pneumatics Systems, which primarily does MRO on pneumatic and fuel-related components.

ATS’s chief commercial officer Paul Dolan says the acquisition was attractive partly because it brought new capabilities to ATS, with no overlap of ATS’s current capabilities.

Furthermore, TPS had, “strong performance, recognized by customers globally.”

The TPS acquisition will enable ATS to offer maintenance of pneumatics, pumps and hydraulics, components it could not previously support.

Dolan says ATS is always looking, mostly opportunistically, to add capabilities or to strengthen its current capabilities. Its main focus now is in component repair capabilities and engineering services.

Further acquisitions might be enabled by strong recent and current performance in ATS’s airframe maintenance base. Dolan says he has “a solid airframe customer base.”

ATS now employs about 2,000 workers. Future growth in this headcount will depend on further acquisitions, Dolan says.

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