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CASA grants Premiair new service approval

written by Adam Thorn | May 20, 2021
A look at the Cessna Citation CJ3+. (Grahame Hutchison)

CASA has granted approval for MRO Premiair to service all Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft models in Australia.

It follows Textron Aviation acquiring the business in early 2020 and adding several of its models to Premiair’s approved types for service list.

CASA’s certificate of approval also includes non-type rated piston or turbine aircraft not exceeding 5,700 kilograms as well as piston or turbine engine helicopters not exceeding 3,175 kilograms.

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This covers the majority of GA aircraft types flown in Australia.

“We have significantly invested in employee training and equipment over the last year to expand our capabilities,” said Bradley Mortimer, general manager, Premiair Service Centres.

“Premiair will continue to pursue new certifications, add technical capabilities and expand its MRO capabilities.

“This is part of Textron Aviation’s continued investment in the Asia-Pacific region aimed at delivering the best aviation experience to our customers.”

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Premiair currently has bases in the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth. Worldwide, Textron, which also designs, manufactures and services aircraft, now owns 20 factory service centres.

The modern company was born in March 2014, following the acquisition of Beech Holdings, which included Beechcraft and Hawker Aircraft businesses.

The move allowed the brands to be brought under the same umbrella as Cessna.

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