Washington aviation group acquires North Texas aircraft component supplier

Everett, Washington-based Aviation Technical Services (ATS) on July 11 announced that it has acquired Ranger Air, a supplier of aircraft component and inventory solutions located in Lewisville. For over 16 years, Ranger Air has introduced innovative inventory management programs and has stocked and traded parts for virtually every commercial airframe and engine platform in the world, according to a news release. This acquisition launches ATS into the parts trading business and provides Ranger with access to ATS’ comprehensive repair capabilities to enable a quick return-to-service.

No price was released for the transaction.

“ATS is focused on growing our business both organically and through strategic acquisitions that add new capabilities needed by our customers in locations that are convenient to them,” said ATS President Brian Hirshman. “The acquisition of Ranger Air meets both of these requirements and will allow us to better serve our existing customers with a more comprehensive set of solutions.”

The ATS group of companies offers component services, airframe maintenance, engineering support, and alternate solutions in ten locations across the United States. Ranger Air is the fourth acquisition for ATS in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the past five years. In April, ATS acquired American Cooler Service Inc., a company that specializes in heat exchangers, fuel systems, pneumatics, and electromechanical components located in Dallas.

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“Ranger Air is a well-known, established global leader in the competitive Used Serviceable Material (USM) business,” said Paul Dolan, ATS Chief Operating Officer. “Joining Ranger with the ATS Components offerings supports our company goals of continued targeted and strategically focused growth in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by adding a whole new level of capability focused on customers while introducing additional flexibility for our current operation’s needs.”

Ranger Air will continue to operate under its own brand name.