TP Aerospace Expands In Orlando
TP Aerospace commenced operation at its new MRO facility in Orlando, Florida in late 2019 in a move to add further capacity and better position it to service customers in Central and Latin America as well as the U.S. east coast.
The 60,000 sq. ft hangar is around six miles from Orlando International Airport, was given the greenlight by the city authorities in late 2019. Its primary functions will be in wheel and brake repairs and overhauls, in addition to acting as a location to store serviceable wheel and brake inventory for trading for aircraft ranging from ATR 42 regional aircraft to Boeing 777 widebodies.
“We had a previous location already located in Orlando which was small and outdated, so this new facility is an upgrade from our previous location with more room and modern equipment,” says Chris Carter, COO of TP Aerospace’s Americas business. “Orlando is a strategic location because we can service the entire East Coast as well as the Caribbean and Latin American countries.”
The Orlando facility will also serve as Denmark-based TP Aerospace’s Americas headquarters. In the U.S., it also operates a repair center in Las Vegas.
Carter says that during the building of the facility, it worked closely along the FAA regulator. “Everything from storage racks, to work station layout and final inspection plans were provided in “real time” as we were going through it,” he says. “Feedback was taken into consideration along the way, so when it came to final approval there were no surprises.”
TP Aerospace operates in 12 locations across the world, 10 of which are MRO workshops. It has embarked on a growth plan, which most recently saw approval for a new facility in Moscow, Russia last month.
The expansion follows the addition of its first UK MRO center close to East Midlands Airport near Derby in April 2019. The facility has volume for 10,000 units of repair and overhaul on aircraft wheels and brakes.