ACS expands to meet growing demand
Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) has expanded its facility in Sanford, Florida, to accommodate growth in its helicopter blade repair work for military and European operators.
The expansion, from 10,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, has made room for additional repair technicians, programme directors and quality management personnel. The company’s operations are growing as demand for rotor blade repair services increases and moves into new markets and additional platforms.
Further expansion is expected in early 2018 to accommodate supplementary projects currently underway.
ACS recently completed implementation of its Dedicated Military Support programme, under which it supports foreign military sales (FMS) operators of the UH-60, AH1 and AH-64 who must follow FMS protocols.
The company is also undergoing EASA certification to meet demand from European customers. This will allow it to offer six week turn-around times for civilian model blades to all European operators by issuing FAA/EASA Dual Release Certificates.
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