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PAC gives new life to used helicopters


PAC refurbished one of many MedTrans aircraft in 2019

27 JANUARY 2020 – Anaheim – Calif. - PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, shared today how the emerging refurbishment market is growing its business. In 2019 alone, PAC received eight requests for full completion/refurbishment of used helicopters. Among them: EC135’s and BK117’s were the most common aircraft.

“At PAC, we remove the old, then redesign and install the new,” said Ed Wahl, director of maintenance for PAC International. “It’s our expertise in innovative, customer-focused, and high-quality helicopter completions that continue to attract new and recurring customers.”

In addition to the eight completions/refurbishments, PAC performed 140+ avionics

upgrades, Outerlink IRIS installations, premium paint jobs, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance work and component repairs.

The refurbishment process
Since 2015, PAC has made several improvements to enhance its refurbishment capabilities, including the install of a Clemco Industries Industrial Blast Facility to remove paint and corrosion. This type of paint job along with window treatments are the typical upgrades in the revamp process. Windows beyond polish repair are replaced, along with any external hardware.

An aircraft restoration can also include interior work such as repairs and paint to interior panels; improvements to seats and pouches; and updates to aging EMS systems, O2 systems, and exterior and interior lighting.

Regardless of an aircraft’s initial condition, PAC’s end result always produces a superior finish with strong staying power.


The incoming condition of the aircraft pictured in Image 1

Looking ahead

PAC has already secured several refurbishments for 2020, which are scheduled for delivery later this year. To learn more about refurbishments or PAC, go to www.pac-international.co or visit HELI-EXPO booth #3624 to interact with a PAC completion, University of Utah Airmed’s Bell407GX, for yourself.

About Paradigm Aerospace Corporation:

Paradigm Aerospace Corporation in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States is a worldwide provider of completion services for various types of helicopters and specializes in Bell aircraft. PAC is a Bell Customer Service Facility and 145 Repair Station for Bell, Leonardo, Airbus, Sikorsky and MCDonnell Douglas. For additional information regarding Paradigm Aerospace Corporation, please contact Kristen King Holmes at 318.698.5200 or kking@metroaviation.com, Dayna Cortazzo at 724.887.4413 or dcortazzo@paradigm-aero.com.



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