PE-backed Aviation Technical Services Acquires Ranger Air


Aviation Technical Services (ATS), a technical services provider backed by New York-based private equity firm JLL Partners, has acquired Ranger Air, a supplier of aircraft airframe and engine accessories to international customers.

Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The deal launches ATS into the parts trading business and provides Ranger Air with access to ATS’s comprehensive repair capabilities to enable a quick return-to-service.

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, ATS provides a broad and growing portfolio of technical services in MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul), Engineering, Component Repair and Parts Development world-wide.

It supports both narrow body and wide body aircraft operators in the commercial and military aviation markets.

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.

Headquartered in Everett, Washington, ATS has over 1.2 million square feet of aviation maintenance facilities with additional operations in Moses Lake, Washington; Kansas City, Missouri; and Fort Worth, Texas.

This broad North American footprint supports our customers with advanced MRO capabilities across the full spectrum of aftermarket products and services in operationally convenient locations. With our two separate hangar facilities in Everett and Moses Lake, ATS is the largest MRO on the U.S. west coast.

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Ranger Air, on the other hand, is a premier supplier of aircraft airframe and engine accessories and components and provider of repair management services for a growing list of international customers.

Since 2002, 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.