News: Further aircraft remanufacture in the USA
First remanufactured Sabreliner aircraft "could be launched early next year”.
Monday, 24th August 2015
Maintenance, repair and overhaul firm Sabreliner Aviation plans to follow in the footsteps of Nextant Aerospace and develop a family of remanufactured business aircraft, with "at least one type" in the turboprop and light to large-cabin jet sectors.
According to an article by Kate Sarsfield in FlightGlobal, president Greg Fedele says a key criterion for Sabreliner is the size of the inventory available for modernisation. The company is looking at both in- and out-of-production types, and will compete with Nextant in some but not all of its market space.
Sabreliner, based in the Perryville, Missouri, will offer a range of upgrades from basic avionics, through engine and interior retrofits on customer-owned aircraft to selling remanufactured models that have been purchased and completely overhauled by the company.
"We have all the systems in place to launch a remanufacturing programme now," Fedele says. "We are now doing in-depth market research with potential customers. Our aim is to launch the first product in 2016."