Able Aerospace Continues Support of U.S. Navy TH-57 Training Fleet through Relationship with Vertex Aerospace

DALLAS (Mar. 9, 2022) – Able Aerospace Services Inc. today announced during the HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas, the continuation of its almost decade-long fulfillment platform support of the United States Navy’s TH-57 fleet of training helicopters through a collaboration with Vertex Aerospace. Able’s excellence in engineering, its focus on the customer and ability to produce cost effective repairs ensures that Vertex Aerospace can continue to provide outstanding support for the Navy’s fleet.

The TH-57 platform provides advanced instrument flight rules (IFR) training to several hundred aviation students every year at the Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Florida. Able continues to utilize its robust expanded repair and dynamic overhaul capabilities to provide best-in-class support for this high-volume, high-flight time training platform.

Able Aerospace Services Inc. is a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

“Able’s commitment to high quality and component reliability, combined with our innovative, cost-effective repair and development of overhaul solutions provide unmatched value to our customers,” said Travis Tyler, vice president and general manager, Able Aerospace Services Inc. “We are proud to continue to serve the United States Navy’s helicopter training fleet through our relationship with Vertex Aerospace.”

Operating from a 250,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, Able offers more than 10,000 FAA-approved repairs and overhauls, some of the world’s largest rotable exchange inventories and in-house specialized services ranging from electroplating, chemical processing, machining and grinding to non-destructive testing, hydraulics and bearings services. Together with a team of more than 350 mechanics, engineers and support teams, Able completes more than 95 percent of all jobs on site.

The Able team will be at HAI Heli-Expo March 7-10; find them at booth #3511 to learn more about its support capabilities for commercial and military fleets of all sizes.

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About Able Aerospace Services Inc.

Able Aerospace Services is a leading supplier of component and MRO services. With headquarters and maintenance facilities on the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA) in Mesa, Arizona, Able’s products and services support commercial and military fixed- and rotor-wing aviation. Able combines 34 years of aviation experience with a staff of approximately 350 employees to accomplish its mission: To safely reduce aircraft operating costs by providing resourceful component repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts solutions. Able is certified by numerous airworthiness authorities including the FAA, EASA, ANAC, CAAC, JCAB, DGCA and others.

About Textron Aviation Inc.

We inspire the journey of flight. For more than 90 years, Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has empowered our collective talent across the Beechcraft, Cessna and Hawker brands to design and deliver the best aviation experience for our customers. With a range that includes everything from business jets, turboprops, and high-performance pistons, to special mission, military trainer and defense products, Textron Aviation has the most versatile and comprehensive aviation product portfolio in the world and a workforce that has produced more than half of all general aviation aircraft worldwide. Customers in more than 170 countries rely on our legendary performance, reliability and versatility, along with our trusted global customer service network, for affordable and flexible flight. For more information, visit www.txtav.com | www.defense.txtav.com | www.scorpionjet.com.

About Textron Inc.

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Arctic Cat, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. For more information, visit: www.textron.com

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Written by Bob Rebeka

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