Mesa, Ariz., February 24, 2014 – Able Aerospace Services, a leading MRO service and PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, today announced that Able Aerospace Inc. has been named as the exclusive distributor for Northwest Dynamics’ pending PMA line of Bell Rotor Brake components and assemblies. This agreement allows Able to provide operators of Bell 206 & 407 helicopters a cost-effective alternative for parts and assemblies related to rotor brakes for these models.
Northwest Dynamics, Inc. (NDI) is the Original Equipment Manufacturer supplier of Bell Rotor Brakes and prior to this agreement with Able, has never offered these parts at an aftermarket level. “Partnering with Able to provide these parts for the aftermarket was an easy decision,” said William Kelly, Northwest Dynamics’ president and CEO. “Able’s reputation in the industry and their solid experience in rotorcraft PMA makes this a great collaboration that will benefit Bell operators worldwide.”
Able will stock and handle distribution of NDI’s Rotor Brakes and components for Bell 206 and 407 helicopters. “Operators of these helicopter types can expect significant savings and increased availability of these parts over the OEM sources, as a result of this agreement. We are extremely proud to be the distributor of choice for Northwest Dynamics, Inc. and their proprietary rotor brake parts for the Bell 206 and 407,” said Anthony Saenz, president of Able. “Adding NDI’s rotor brake parts to our over 8,000 safe, certified PMA parts and component repairs means that fleet operators and owners can save tens of thousands of dollars on parts that are of the same fit, form and function as new OEM parts.”
Able Aerospace Inc. proprietary Value-Driven PMA parts for Bell, Sikorsky and Agusta operators now include Transmission Duplex Bearings, Pillow Block Bearings and Rotor Brake Discs. These new FAA-certified PMA parts are competitively priced, and by utilizing Able Value-Driven solutions, operators can significantly reduce their operating cost while being assured that components will be available on demand. In addition, Able has many other new Bell parts in the final stages of testing and certification process, further increasing an already robust product line available for the Bell 206 and 407 platforms.
About Able Aerospace
Able Aerospace Services is the leading repair, overhaul, design and manufacturing facility in the world. The company’s aftermarket business, Able Aerospace Inc., is the leading aftermarket supplier of FAA approved rotor wing parts, including Life Limited Parts (LLPs). “We provide Value-Driven MRO solutions for a number of helicopter fleets engaged in petroleum, law enforcement, EMS, tour, transport, ENG and other mission profiles,” said Greg Guidera, Business Development Manager of Able. Value-Driven MRO Solutions are Able proprietary, FAA-approved repairs and PMA for parts that would otherwise have to be scrapped and replaced with new, often saving greater than 50% of the cost of OEM new. Able’s mission is to safely reduce aircraft operating costs by providing resourceful component repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts solutions.