Aviation Blade Services, Inc., a provider of helicopter rotor blade repair, overhaul and modification, announced that it has been acquired by First Aviation Services Inc., a component maintenance, repair and overhaul for military, corporate and regional aircraft.
Aviation Blade Services (ABS), based in Kissimmee, Florida, is best known for its expertise in the UH-60 Blackhawk rotor blade, as well as the Sikorsky, S-55, S-58, S-61, S-62, S-64, S-70, H-3, H-34, and CH-54 rotor blades, and Westland Sea King rotor blades. ABS says it has an extensive library of Sikorsky rotor blade maintenance and manufacturing technical calls their repair facility for Sikorsky rotor blades one of the best. The company says their experience, knowledge and support for these rotor blades is “unmatched.”
“We are pleased to join the First Aviation Services group of companies with their extensive engineering and certification expertise and we are excited about our growth together,” Leonard Peterson, president of ABS says.
Aaron Hollander, chairman and CEO of First Aviation adds, “Len has built a wonderful business with a leadership position in the Sikorsky product line, and the Blackhawk, in particular. We look forward to his continued involvement with ABS and the future growth of the company.”
This is the second investment First Aviation has made in the helicopter market in recent months. In April, First Aviation announced that the company had acquired DART Aerospace in partnership with Greenbriar Equity Group, L.P. First Aviation continues to look for additional investments in the helicopter market.