Constant Aviation, one of the country’s largest maintenance, repair and overhaul businesses (MROs), announced that it has expanded its nationwide AOG (Aircraft on Ground) mobile response network by more than15% this year to meet growing customer demand.
More than 50 fully-trained technicians deploy in more than 30 mobile units from 24 strategically-located base stations to provide dedicated maintenance, avionics and structure services.
New network sites include Scottsdale, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
During the first half of 2021, Constant Aviation AOG teams have provided service at over 300 airports.
Early in the year, pandemic travel patterns dictated a larger volume of leisure private air travel to more remote locations as aircraft owners self-isolated at second-home locations outside of cities.
Constant Aviation’s AOG mobile teams were well-positioned to service aircraft on the ground at remote airports possessing very little permanent maintenance infrastructure.
“Private aviation flight activity has recovered significantly during the past year and is now at or above pre-pandemic levels in many cases,” said Paul Witt, Constant Aviation’s Vice President of AOG Operations.
“Business travel is expected to truly take root in late Q3.
“As a result, we are seeing both the need to return to service corporate aircraft that had been parked during the pandemic and aircraft with an overall increase in flight hours due to aircraft owners flying for leisure travel, requiring greater inspection and maintenance activity.
“This trend is likely to continue through the rest of 2021 and beyond, and we have the capacity to meet continued growth in demand.”
Constant Aviation AOG mobile teams now support 86 aircraft models from 14 manufacturers, and each AOG vehicle is fully tooled and supplemented with larger tooling strategically placed around the country, so aircraft can be serviced wherever they are located, whether in a hangar, at an FBO or on a ramp.