MRO excellence: Republic Airways recognizes Aircelle’s capabilities in the U.S.
March 26, 2015
The quality of Aircelle's customer support activities were acknowledged by U.S.-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. – a major operator of regional jetliners equipped with Aircelle nacelles – during the official inauguration of Aircelle Services Americas this month in Indianapolis.
Republic Airways presented Aircelle Services Americas with a mounted nacelle beam to underscore this airline holding's highly successful relationship with the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) cooperation of Aircelle and Applied Composites Engineering (ACE) during seven years of joint activities.
"ACE and Aircelle have been instrumental to our success. Without them here locally, without their quality and attention to detail, we wouldn't be celebrating the 40th anniversary of our organization," said Drew Skaff, Vice President, Supply Chain of Republic Airways.
Aircelle recently acquired the assets of ACE nacelle repair division, enabling it to create the new Aircelle Services Americas operation at Indianapolis – the city that also is home to Republic Airways Holdings. Aircelle Services Americas marks the latest expansion of Aircelle's global maintenance, repair and overhaul network, providing coverage for the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.
The capabilities of Aircelle Services Americas include engine nacelles for Embraer-built regional airliners, from ERJ135s and ERJ145s to the larger E170 and E175 ‘E' jets – all of which are flown by Republic Airways Holdings' airlines.
"Aircelle Services Americas is very instrumental to our organization, which is the world's largest ‘E' jet operator," Skaff concluded. "We are very proud to join you in the inauguration of your facility, and look forward to working on a continued basis with you."