|Juan Uriarte, head of Airbus Defense and Space U.S. military aircraft services greets Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson at the first U.S. C212 aircraft operators conference last year in Mobile, Ala. Photo: Airbus Group|
[Avionics Today 04-20-2015] Airbus Defense and Space has selected Airbus DS Military Aircraft in Mobile, Ala., as the new worldwide support center for the C212 aircraft series. The company has already been active in Mobile for a number of years and is looking to increase its presence with the additional operations.
"With the establishment here of the new C212 Aircraft Series Worldwide Support Center, we have centralized more resources into this location to provide faster service for our customers," said Juan Uriarte, head of Airbus DS Military Aircraft.
The C212 transport aircraft was designed to operate in austere environments for extended periods of time, without the need for ground support equipment. With a large customer base both in military and civil operations, North and South America are collectively home to the largest C212 fleet in the world. Airbus DS Military Aircraft offers complete Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, extensive material services, professional engineering and technical support for transport aircraft. Its 50-person Mobile operation provides operators of the C212 and CN235 tactical transports with the capabilities of a certified FAA and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) repair station.