Frisco, Texas — June 17, 2015: Velocity Aerospace Group, Inc., (Velocity), a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, today announced the strategic acquisition with management of EMC Aerospace, Inc. (EMC), a leading provider of aircraft accessory repairs.
EMC, based in North Miami Beach, Fla., is a state-of-the-art FAA-EASA certified repair station that specializes in the repair of a wide range of components. The acquisition expands Velocity’s repair capabilities into a variety of key systems, such as power generation, pneumatics, hydraulics, blue water, and electromechanical. Like Velocity, EMC serves commercial, regional airlines, air cargo, corporate business aircraft, military and helicopter markets, both directly and through OEMs and other repair companies. EMC, which also operates a facility in Pompano Beach, Fla., will continue to be led by its current management team, which includes President Eddie Monserrat.
“EMC has a superior reputation for customer service support and craftsmanship. EMC Aerospace also runs one of the most successful and modern accessory shops in the country,” said Velocity CEO Dale Gabel. “We continue to grow our family of aviation MRO services companies ability to address the ‘tip to tail’ needs of worldwide airline fleets, EMC effectively doubles the number of parts we can service and more than doubles the types of problems we can solve. Velocity is strongly positioned to serve today’s fleets as well as the new generation of aircraft coming over the next 10 to 20 years.”
Added Mr. Monserrat: “EMC is extremely excited to become part of Velocity, a vibrant company that shares our commitment to customer service with a focus on continued improvement, quality, affordability, and quick turn times.”
Velocity, which has an 80-year history in aviation MRO excellence, operates FAA-certified repair stations in Burbank, Calif., Van Nuys, Calif., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., that offer a broad range of test, repair, and overhaul services, including capabilities in avionic, electronic instrumentation, cockpit, and system repairs.In April, 2014, Velocity acquired E.D.N. Aviation, Inc., a leader in the repair and manufacture of backlit control panels.
Velocity is a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity firm Prospect Partners, LLC, which partners with management to support unique, growing companies.