Premiair Aviation Maintenance
Textron Aviation’s MRO provider now has four Australian bases to service a post-COVID market taking off. Here, Bradley Mortimer talks us through its services.
As the world awakens from its COVID slumber, many businesses and individuals realise that owning their own aircraft is the only way to nullify the problems of commercial aviation’s stuttering recovery. What could have been a disaster for the industry is proving to be an opportunity. “The demand for general aviation has grown in Australia since the pandemic as more customers are seeing the benefits it provides to their mission,” explains Bradley Mortimer, the general manager of Premiair’s service centres. “This has resulted in more flight hours and increased demand for aircraft maintenance. As flight hours continue to increase and more aircraft are delivered into Australia, demand for our services also continues to grow.”
Premiair has seen all this happen first-hand. The business is the maintenance and servicing brand acquired in 2020 by general aviation giant Textron. With CASA certification to service all Cessna, Beechcraft and Hawker turbine aircraft flying in Australia, it’s filled a post-COVID gap in the market. Premiair first opened a centre in 2002 outside Perth to support regional operators, private owners and government customers. As it grew, it added bases to Essendon and the Gold Coast alongside its line station in Karratha, WA.
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