On Jan. 11, ATS (Aviation Technical Services) announced an agreement with Wencor as sole distributor of its Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) product line, approved by the FAA under ATSMRO part number references. Included in the agreement is the ATS-patented EverLatch Cargo Door Latch, a cost-effective solution designed to enhance reliability of Boeing 737NG aircraft. The arrangement targets the worldwide commercial aviation aftermarket and extends through December 2025.
Engineered utilizing data from airframe maintenance and component repair workscopes, ATS PMAs replace high cost, long lead time, and high failure parts. “Our PMA Program started through collaboration with one of our heavy maintenance customers and has been successful in identifying millions of dollars in savings for Boeing 737 operators,” stated Brian Olsen, ATS president of component and engineering solutions. “We are looking forward to increasing the program’s exposure to airlines and MROs through Wencor’s established channels.”
“We are excited to continue to build our relationship with ATS and add their PMAs to our industry-leading portfolio which now includes greater than 11,000 alternative material solutions. As the aviation industry continues to bounce back, Wencor remains committed more than ever to providing innovative solutions to our customers that enable reliability, availability and cost efficiencies. Partnering with ATS to expand our offering enhances that objective” said Wencor Chief Executive Officer Shawn Trogdon.