Global AirParts to receive three Dauphin helicopters for part out
Global AirParts is to receive three AS365N3 Dauphin helicopters for part out at its Abbotsford base, British Columbia, later this month.
Mike Pirang, founder and CEO of Global AirParts said: “With the collapse in demand for helicopters worldwide, many oil and gas helicopters have been forced into retirement and will never fly again. Often, the maintenance costs of refurbishment exceed the value of a working asset. We extract value from these airframes by harvesting useable components and offering them for sale, exchange or rental to other operators.”
Developed in the 1970s, Airbus produced more than 1,000 units for civilian and military use that have logged more than 5.5m flight hours. Dozens of operators continue to own and operate hundreds of N3 helicopters.
Global AirParts specialises in providing used and serviceable materials and parts for Sikorsky S-76 helicopters. Trish Meader, Vice President of Sales, said: “Dauphin parts are valuable to operators worldwide, and Global AirParts can help bring lower operating costs to the market by disassembling these aircraft using our proprietary systems and processes.” Founded in 2010, Global AirParts has parted out more than 20 helicopters, selling serviceable parts to customers worldwide.
Meanwhile, the company continues to expand its service offerings and recently added the AW139 to its product range.