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Hawker Beechcraft files Chapter 11

Eurocopter EspaƱa has acquired an 80 percent stake in the new company Sabadell Helicopters Service Center (SHSC), which brings together the aircraft maintenance and repair activities of the Catalonian company TAF Helicopters SL. This platform positions Eurocopter as a leading provider of technical assistance and logistics support services for the Spanish helicopter sector. With an initial staff of 35 technicians based at Sabadell Airport, near Barcelona, SHSC will enable Eurocopter to provide direct, specialized support for all civil helicopter fleets. There are currently more than 700 civil helicopters registered in Spain and this number has steadily increased over the last 20 years at an annual rate of 5 percent, with Eurocopter products accounting for 60 percent of the Spanish fleet.

CTS Engines opens new facility

CTS Engines, a leading independent engine MRO, opens its new, state-of-the-art engine service center. The 60,000-square-foot building, located next to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, is a full service engine overhaul facility capable of performing the vast majority of all engine repairs in-house. The facility includes 10 full service engine bays with gantries, full cleaning and FPI capabilities, weld shop, plasma booth, coordinate measuring machine, high speed blade tip grinder, vertical machining center, horizontal and vertical balancing machines, bearing room, and gearbox room. The shop is capable of performing approximately 70 percent of all repair services in-house.

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