GEDERA, Israel, June 25, 2014 - TAT Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: TATT), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services ("Piedmont"), has signed a four year APU (Auxiliary Power Unit - a small gas turbine engine) Maintenance Agreement with ExpressJet Airlines covering its CRJ-200 fleet of 88 aircraft 36-150RJ APU. The agreement’s total value may reach $12 million.
TAT's President and CEO, Mr. Itsik Maaravi, commented on the new agreement: "We are proud of this new relationship between ExpressJet Airlines and Piedmont.
For many years, Piedmont has been an industry leader in providing MRO services to the series 36-150 APU’s as an Authorized Honeywell Service Center. The new APU agreement reinforces Piedmont’s leading position in the APU maintenance industry."
Headquartered in Atlanta, ExpressJet Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc., is the world’s largest regional airline with 9,000 aviation professionals, an average of 2,200 daily flights and an all-jet fleet of 404 aircraft. Through capacity purchase agreements, ExpressJet operates as American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express to serve 196 airports in 42 U.S. states, District of Columbia, Bahamas, Canada and Mexico.
About TAT Technologies LTD.
TAT Technologies LTD. is a leading provider of products and services to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense sectors. TAT operates under three segments: (i) Original Equipment Manufacturing or “OEM” of Heat Management Solutions; (ii) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul or “MRO” services of Heat Transfer Products; and (iii) Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul or “MRO” services for aircraft components.
TAT’s activities in the area of OEM of Heat Management and Flow Control Solutions includes primarily the design, development, manufacture and sale of: (i) a broad range of heat transfer components such pre-coolers, oil/fuel hydraulic coolers and cold plates used in mechanical and electronic systems on-board commercial, business and military aircraft; (ii) environmental control and cooling systems for use on board aircraft and on ground applications; and (iii) a variety of other electronic and mechanical aircraft accessories and systems such as pumps, valves, power systems and turbines.
TAT’s activities in the area of MRO of Heat Transfer Products include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of heat transfer equipment and to a lesser extent, the manufacture of certain heat transfer products. TAT’s Limco subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides heat transfer MRO services and products for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.
TAT’s activities in the area of MRO services for Aviation Components include the maintenance, repair and overhaul of APUs, Landing Gear and other aircraft components. TAT’s Piedmont subsidiary operates an FAA certified repair station, which provides aircraft component MRO services for airlines, air cargo carriers, maintenance service centers and the military.
TAT also holds approximately 29% of the equity of First Aviation Services, a world-wide service provider to the aerospace industry and a one-stop-shop for maintenance, repair and overhaul services (for propellers and landing gear) for the General Aviation Industry.
TAT’s executive offices are located in the Re’em Industrial Park, Neta Boulevard, Bnei Ayish, Gedera 70750, Israel.