HABCO Industries has received certification from the FAA to begin operations as a Certified 14 CFR part 145 FAA Repair Station. The stand-alone business will be called HABCO MRO and offer comprehensive repair for power plant, airframe and limited accessories. There will be additional product categories added in the future as the HABCO MRO business continues to grow and evolve.
“For over 40 years, countless aerospace customers have counted on HABCO to provide them with proven support and test equipment products. Many of these customers have asked us to develop an FAA Service business to support overhaul and repair of products. We’re building on this competency to have a deeper FAA service offering. HABCO MRO is borne out of the market need and request,” stated Jeff Kretzmer, vice president of Sales and Marketing. “We began this journey to gain certification well over a year ago and have worked tirelessly with the FAA to meet all their stringent requirements. We’re excited about what this means for HABCO Industries,” added Kretzmer.
The HABCO MRO business will be located in a separate facility within the HABCO operational footprint. All employees, from inspectors to technicians are totally focused and dedicated on the service aspects of the business. “HABCO MRO represents a major investment for the company. We’re building an employee base to meet the demanding requirements that being an FAA Repair Station entails for the aerospace community. Our plans are to rapidly grow the business,” remarked Brian Montanari, president and CEO.
The initial focus for HABCO MRO is going to be aimed at concentrating on the core competencies of the parent company HABCO Industries that involve the repair of products requiring actuation, pressure and airflow/oil flow. This is the product category where HABCO MRO can add the most value based on years of experience manufacturing and servicing these products.