DRAKKAR Aerospace & Ground Transportation, a Canadian based company, and Argo Aviation Group, a company formed in Germany, announced the creation of a joint venture providing mobile repair services dedicated to the Americas under a new entity called Argo MRT Americas Inc.
Argo MRT Americas Inc. will be offering industry leading mobile repair services to OEM’s, operators, MROs and lessors across the Americas with network access in Europe, as well as in Asia in the near future, through the well-established sister companies under Argo MRT.
Argo MRT Americas says their principal focus for the upcoming months is on mobile repair services and will, by the end of 2022, offer inspection services including non-destructive testing (NDT), borescope and aircraft physical/record inspections. Within a four hour timeframe, all customers will benefit from an estimate, ensuring a prompt deployment of a team of specialists in a period of 24 hours. These services will be provided 24/7, 365 days of the year. This process has been established under Argo MRT’s philosophy and will therefore, apply to Argo MRT Americas Inc. as well.
Included with its certifications, global network, quality work and reliable teams, Argo MRT Americas Inc. is going to deploy an advanced digital platform, accessible at all times by its customers, to track real-time progress of a given task and ensure proper documentation and traceability as requested by the authorities. This internal tool is extremely advantageous and will be securely deployed as it has already been tested and fully operational in Europe under Argo MRT.
Argo MRT Americas Inc.’s American headquarters will be based in Montreal, Quebec, and is already opening up its first (1st) satellite office in the greater Toronto area. The company’s intention is to regroup a talented workforce of more than fifty (50) specialists within the next thirty-six (36) months.
“This announcement is thrilling as we have been looking to add such services to our ecosystem for some time now. Although launching during the pandemic may seem audacious, we believe it is the perfect timing to offer our mobile repair services to support customers, OEM’s, Operators, MROs and Lessors to get aircraft flying back in the sky again,” said Benoit Hudon, president and CEO, DRAKKAR Aerospace & Ground Transportation.
“The joint venture is an exciting moment for the Argo Group as well as for our existing and future customers. We look forward to combining our expertise to further enhance our business offerings and service capabilities. This relationship delivers on our customer-focused commitment to provide our world-class repair and inspection services to the Americas.” said Adam Dowling, COO, Argo Group.
″The creation of Argo MRT Americas strengthens an ecosystem that is already well underway in the recovery. It also creates future jobs for our next generation. Definitely, by bringing together the key players in the sector and creating new opportunities for our talents, we are making sure that Quebec becomes a territory conducive to innovation and maintains its position as a leader in aerospace,” said Suzanne Benoît, president of Aéro Montréal.
“Ontario Aerospace Council welcomes the creation of Argo MRT Americas Inc. The launch confirms, once again, the talent and strong skill sets in the region to provide enhanced aerospace solutions while demonstrating the commitment of key players to our industry. This announcement strengthens the aerospace community and enhances the level of services available,” Moira Harvey, executive director, Ontario Aerospace Council.