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AerSale has announced the rebranding of its Aero Mechanical Industries facility in Rio Rancho, NM to AerSale Component Solutions.

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Aviation Technical Services (ATS) has acquired American Cooler Service (ACS), a company that specialises in the maintenance of heat exchangers, fuel systems, pneumatics, and electromechanical components.

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Boeing has entered a definitive agreement to acquire KLX to enhance its growing services business. The agreement comprises an all-cash transaction for $63 per share and the assumption of approximately $1.0 billion of net debt, totaling $4.25 billion. Boeing’s acquisition will include KLX’s Aerospace Solutions Group, and is conditional upon the successful divestment and separation of KLX’s Energy Services Group.


KLX is a major independent provider of aviation parts and services in the aerospace industry. Its capabilities include global parts distribution and supply chain services for aerospace and defense industries worldwide. KLX will be part of Boeing Global Services and fully integrated with Aviall. It is also a leading supplier of chemical composites, with this combination broadening the scope of what Aviall can offer to customers in this space.

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Spirit AeroSystems has announced a divestiture from HAECO Spirit AeroSystems (JinJiang), a joint venture in China between majority shareholders Spirit AeroSystems Global Customer Support & Services and the HAECO Group. The joint venture specialises in composite components MRO. Spirit shares will be acquired by the HAECO Group and the company will be renamed to HAECO Composite Structures (JinJiang), with the HAECO Group as a majority shareholder. While the joint venture has been beneficial to both parties for almost a decade, Spirit’s MRO strategies for the future dictate that the company divests from the joint venture and the companies operate independently.

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StandardAero Component Services (SACS)  has announced it will unify its Jet Aviation Specialists (JAS) and PAS Technologies brands underneath a single StandardAero Components Services brand name, effective immediately. StandardAero acquired JAS, a Miami based component repair shop in February, 2017 and later in May last year, the company acquired  PAS Technologies, a high technology components provider with three US sites and locations in Romania and Singapore.


While the brands are changing, the legal entity/names of JAS and PAS Technologies will remain unchanged so customers will not need to change their systems. In addition, legal entities listed on airworthiness authority certifications and releases will also remain unchanged.

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