Optima Aero, a global leader specializing in the supply of refurbished helicopter parts and engines, has entered into an agreement with Uniflight Global LLC, a significant player in the American aftermarket sector, to buy its assets located in Grand Prairie, Texas. The creation of Optima Aero USA aligns with the growth strategy of the Canadian company, aiming to accelerate its international expansion.

“We are looking forward to welcoming the dedicated team of experts from Uniflight Global LLC in Grand Prairie to our organization. Once completed, this acquisition will consolidate our position as a leader in the helicopter aftermarket. Building on the proud history of the Grand Prairie team, the establishment of Optima Aero USA opens up new business opportunities and promotes our growth in the North American market. With increased capacity and an expanded range of services, we are well-positioned to meet the growing needs of our customers. We intend to invest in the development of this 30,000-square-foot center of excellence, specializing in helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and components,”

said Toby Gauld, President and Founder of Optima Aero.

I have immense respect for Toby Gauld and the organization he has built within Optima Aero,” added Joe Hawke, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Uniflight Global LLC. “I am delighted to see that the hard work and dedication of my colleagues at Uniflight-Grand Prairie are recognized by one of the leading aftermarket solutions providers in the industry. The acquisition of the Grand Prairie location by Optima Aero is ideal for an entry into the American market. We wish Optima Aero continued growth and success with its new operations in the United States, and we look forward to working together in the future.

Optima Aero is expanding its service offerings and will now be able to provide maintenance services and turnkey complementary solutions for a wide range of helicopters and engines from Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo Helicopters, Bell Flight, and Sikorsky.

The advanced expertise of the Grand Prairie team, combined with the strength of existing processes, will enable us to increase our capacity to provide innovative, environmentally friendly, and high-quality solutions to our customers worldwide. With our team of specialists spread across our facilities in Beloeil, Anglet, and Grand Prairie, Optima Aero is committed to pushing the boundaries of excellence and staying at the forefront of the aerospace industry

Mr. Gauld.

Optima Aero is committed to maintaining the highest standards in quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction. The establishment of Optima Aero USA, following the announcement of Optima Aero Europe in 2022, reinforces Optima Aero’s commitment to being a trusted partner for its customers.

Important Note: This transaction does not affect the operations of Uniflight Global LLC at its West Penn site. The company will continue its activities under the leadership of Mr. Joe Hawke, CEO, and Mr. Dan Mansfield, General Manager.

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