MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 07: An American Airlines plane takes off from the Miami International Airport on February 7, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Reports indicate that a deal between American Airlines and US Airways to merge may be set for early next week. If the deal goes through it would create the world's biggest airline. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

MRO Checklist: New Acquisitions And Facilities

PDQ Airspares and Aviation Technical Services open new facilities; Apex Tool Group announces new acquisition

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PDQ Airspares opens new Asian distribution hub

PDQ Airspares opened a new consumable distribution hub in Southeast Asia and entered an agreement with Northern Aerotech, an independent line maintenance provider, to stock a range of Boeing and Airbus consumables at Subvarnabhumi International airport in Bangkok, Thailand. The warehouse will be managed and monitored by Northern Aerotech personnel with all parts being available to support PDQ’s increasing customer base within the region. 


Apex Tool Group announces Niagara Tools acquisition

Niagara Tools, a specialty cutting tool manufacturer in Ontario, Canada, became part of Apex’s Power and Professional Tools business unit. Apex’s Power and Professional Tools business unit is a precision tooling, cutting and grinding manufacturer that serves the North American aerospace markets. 


Aviation Technical Services opens KC facility

Aviation Technical Services (ATS), an MRO service company for commercial and military aircraft, opened a 607,000 sq. ft. MRO complex at Kansas City International Airport. Hawaiian Airlines officially committed programs to the ATS-KC facility with an agreement for Boeing 767 heavy maintenance and Air Canada awarded ATS with an exclusive agreement for Boeing 767 modifications.


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