• The Textron / Premiair leadership team. (Textron Aviation)
    The Textron / Premiair leadership team. (Textron Aviation)

Textron Aviation announced this week that it has bought Australian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisation Premiair.

Premiair has bases at Essendon, Gold Coast and Jandakot, and was previously an authorised service facility (ASF) for Textron.

"Textron Aviation has been steadily investing in service options for the Asia Pacific region to ensure customers flying all Textron Aviation aircraft receive the exceptional support they expect,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Global Customer Support at Textron Aviation.

“Throughout the past year, we substantially increased our regional footprint, capabilities and parts availability. The Premiair team demonstrated their commitment to quality, relationships and customer care as an ASF, and now we are excited to welcome them to Textron Aviation.”

Premiair spans major markets in Australia, which Textron believes will enable customers close access to aircraft maintenance and support, including avionics services and upgrades, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, structural and component repair and overhaul and refurbishment.

Textron Aviation has made a number of investments in the Asia-Pacific region, including a service and parts room expansion in Singapore, an increase in the number of regional field service representatives, the opening of a new parts warehouse in Australia and the establishment of a new service centre in The Phillippines.

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