Dart products and services expand with acquisition of Paravion


Mission equipment supplier Dart Aerospace has acquired aerospace equipment manufacturer Paravion Technology and its MRO operation, Century Helicopters, in an agreement that will expand Dart’s product offering and STCs to more than 1 500. Montreal-based Dart did not disclose financial terms of the transaction with Fort Collins, Colo.-based Paravion, which holds nearly 70 FAA certifications and more than 200 foreign validations, including the EASA, Transport Canada and FAA parts manufacturers approval for replacement parts. .

Founded in 1985, Paravion’s fixed-wing and rotorcraft products include heating and air conditioning systems, camera mounting systems and its exclusive Heliporter helicopter tug. The acquisition “opens up incredible opportunities to boost Paravion’s products and expand Dart’s leadership as a one-stop mission equipment provider,” said Dart President and CEO Alain Madore.

With Century Helicopters, Dart is also gaining expertise in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) accomplishments, a business segment that Dart intends to expand. Century, which operates 54,000 square feet across three locations, also serves as the customer service center for Bell and Robinson Helicopter.

“This is an exciting time for Paravion and our customers,” said Larry Hansen, President and CEO of Paravion. “This combination of capabilities and products will provide increased support and opportunities for our current customers and, through Dart’s extensive network, bring Paravion products to a greater share of the market.”


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