Wichita MRO facility added to expanding Collins Aerospace/UTC network
Wichita, KS—Yingling Aviation has been named an authorized Goodrich De-icer Service Center. The designation means Yingling joins the expanding network of installers for the Goodrich line of de-icing systems. Based on more than 80 years of engineering excellence, Goodrich has become the premier OEM de-ice boot provider for regional, business, general aviation and military aircraft platforms. Goodrich De-icers are custom designed, tested, and certified for each aircraft to optimize ice shed performance and minimize intercycle ice.
“We are pleased to join with another outstanding industry leader to ensure the highest quality and most reliable installation of de-icing equipment,” said Jerry Pickett, Yingling’s Vice President, Business Development. “This means we are able to access the products and in-depth factory installation training and expertise provided by Goodrich Aerospace. This agreement obviously provides Goodrich and Collins Aerospace with exposure to our extensive list of customers and aircraft operators developed over 75 years, too.”
Goodrich Aerospace became part of UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) in 2012 when its parent company, United Technologies Corporation merged their existing subsidiaries Hamilton Standard and Goodrich Corporation. In 2018 UTC acquired Rockwell Collins and merged it into UTAS as Collins Aerospace. Goodrich De-icing is now part of Collins Aerospace.
“We’re very pleased to add Yingling to our growing network of Goodrich De-icing Authorized Service Centers.“ noted Tony DiGiacomo, Aftermarket Business Development Manager for Collins Aerospace. “The quality of service and the excellent reputation that Yingling has established in all aspects of maintenance and service during its decades in Wichita, add another extremely attractive choice for Goodrich De-icing installations to customers in the middle of the country,” he added.
About Collins Aerospace
Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. Customers include original equipment manufacturers that build aircraft and helicopters, engine manufacturers, and airlines, as well as defense agencies and contractors. Collins Aerospace is part of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries.
Collins Aerospace employs more than 70,000 people worldwide with approximate annual sales of $23 billion.
About United Technologies Corporation
United Technologies Corporation (UTC), based in Farmington, Connecticut, USA, provides high-technology systems and services to the building and aerospace industries. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, the company is creating smart, sustainable solutions the world needs. UTC businesses include Collins Aerospace; Pratt & Whitney; Otis elevators and escalators; Carrier heating, venting, air conditioning and refrigeration systems; and UTC Fire & Security products.
Yingling Aviation was founded in 1946 and was named the first Cessna dealer that same year. Working in hangar and shop space exceeding 100,000 sq. ft. its approximately 140 Wichita-based employees are dedicated to serving customers. A comprehensive general aviation services provider at Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) in Wichita, Kansas, Yingling is a Beechcraft, Cessna and McCauley Propeller Authorized Service Center servicing Textron Aviation Jet, Turboprop, and Piston aircraft. It has long been the largest independent Cessna parts supplier in the world, as well. It provides comprehensive support to new and legacy Textron aircraft, offering the experience and expertise of top-notch factory and FlightSafety trained technicians, proximity to both Cessna and Beech factories, and familiarity with local vendors. Providing airframe, avionics, paint and interiors, and a variety of aircraft sales and management services, Yingling Aviation can be reached by calling (316) 943-3246 or on the web at www.yinglingaviation.com/contact/.