MIAMI—Ranger AeroSystems plans to announce that it is investing in InTech Aerospace, a Houston-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services company specializing in aircraft interiors. InTech Aerospace President Todd Wilkinson says his private company’s growth has “exploded the last year” since it started offering an interiors removal, overhaul and reinstallation service for airlines and MROs.
Often done to coincide with an aircraft down for a heavy check, an InTech team comes in and removes the interior, cleans and overhauls the components and then reinstalls the cabin as a turnkey service.
The tiger team can perform the work onsite or ship components to its Houston shop, depending on the work required.
Wilkinson says the Ranger investment will help the MRO, formerly the maintenance arm of Express Jet, to expand its manufacturing capabilities into more soft goods, high-end corporate aviation galleys, sidewalls, bins and lavatories.
It also would consider expanding its footprint to be closer to customers.,
Given its regional aircraft history, when Wilkinson and Sallie Chung purchased the company in 2012, 80% of its work was generated from regionals. Wilkinson says InTech has maintained that regional base—but as a percentage it has dropped to 50% due to diversification of major airlines.
Neither Ranger nor InTech would disclose the investment value.