Sunvair Aerospace Group enters spaceflight aftermarket
August 23 2022
Sunvair Aerospace Group (SAG) has been selected by Virgin Galactic to perform landing gear overhauls for the spaceflight systems mothership, VMS Eve. Sunvair’s vertical integration, demonstrated by our ability to execute the entire overhaul process without outsourcing, enabled Virgin Galactic to confidently award the opportunity to SAG. Sunvair is thrilled to be a trusted partner in Virgin Galactic’s transformational human space mission.
Mingo Aerospace, a division of Sunvair Aerospace Group, expands capabilities
June 30 2022
Mingo Aerospace is pleased to announce expanded capabilities for Bell Helicopter and their supplier network. The recent Bell endorsement expands Mingo’s HVOF services to include chromium carbide coatings (BPS4551). Additionally, Mingo recently expanded their manufacturing services, adding CNC mills and lathes to the Owasso Oklahoma campus. The expanded capabilities are complementary to the existing conventional and spherical grinding capabilities, offering customers additional options to take advantage of our best-in-class turn-around-time and customer service.
Sunvair Inc. expands OEM relationships with recent approvals to support Bell Flight, rotorcraft OEM.
March 29 2022
Sunvair’s facility in Valencia CA has been added to the approved source list for several Bell Procurement Specifications (BPS). The recent approvals allow Sunvair to support Bell Flight as a Tier 1 service provider and Tier 2, their global supply chain. Additionally, the BPS approvals enable Sunvair to extend our Best-in-Class plating services to MRO requirements through approved Bell maintenance centers.
Sunvair growth expansion continues with latest agreement with Delta Air Lines to overhaul B737NextGen Landing Gear
February 25 2022
Sunvair continues to develop its landing gear portfolio with Delta Airlines. In addition to overhauling Delta’s B717 landing gear, Sunvair will begin overhauling Delta’s B737-800 and -900 landing gear in January 2022.
Sunvair signs 5 year Landing Gear Overhaul Services Agreement with Alaska Airlines
August 02 2021
Sunvair signs yet another agreement to overhaul Alaska Airlines B737-800 and 900 Landing Gear. This agreement continues the strong customer-vendor relationship starting in 2000.
Sunvair Aerospace Group Acquires Mingo Aerospace
December 25 2020
Sunvair Aerospace Group, Inc. (“Sunvair”), a portfolio company of Blue Sea Capital (“Blue Sea”), today announced the acquisition of Mingo Aerospace, LLC (“Mingo” or the “Company”), a provider of component repair services to aircraft operators and leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) providers. Sunvair will support the business’ continued expansion by investing in new capabilities and equipment while maintaining the Company’s exceptional track record of customer service.
Mingo, based in Tulsa, OK, is an FAA-certified repair station specializing in cargo loading systems repair and overhaul and thermal spray coatings. The Company has an extensive library of DER and OEM-approved repairs, strong relationships with aircraft operators globally and market- leading turnaround times.
“Mingo Aerospace is excited to join the Sunvair Aerospace Group,” said Brian Emery, Co-Owner of Mingo. “We are united in a vison to deliver exceptional service, value and capabilities to our customers on a large platform.”
“Our combined companies’ history of exceptional customer service and passion for the work we do make this a unique partnership and will further strengthen our continued commitment to our customers,” added Kerry Jarandson, CEO of Sunvair.
“We are thrilled to partner with the Emerys,” said Scott Kirkendall, Partner of Blue Sea Capital. “Mingo brings unique capabilities and new customers to the group, resulting in a stronger and more diverse business.”
Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day acted as legal advisors to Blue Sea Capital and Atkins & Atkins acted as legal advisor to Mingo. KAL Capital advised on the transaction and financing for the transaction was provided by NXT Capital and Barings.
About Mingo Aerospace (Mingo)
Mingo Aerospace (www.mingoaero.com) was founded in 2000 as a niche provider of cargo system overhaul services. Over the past 20 years, Mingo has continued to develop new repair capabilities, most recently through the addition of thermal spray repair capabilities in 2017. Mingo is known for its market-leading turnaround times, customer service and quality and is an important partner to its customers across the passenger, cargo and military aerospace sectors.
About Sunvair Aerospace Group (Sunvair)
Sunvair Aerospace Group (www.sunvairgroup.com) is a global provider of FAA-certified repair services through bi-coastal locations in California and New York. Sunvair’s subsidiaries specialize in the overhaul of landing gear (www.sunvair.aero) and related components, avionics, flight instruments and pressure sensing components (www.aaic.aero), as well as providing advanced
coating services to the OEM and MRO aerospace supply chains (www.aerospaceplating.com). Sunvair has built a reputation among leading aircraft operators for high quality, responsive customer service, innovative repairs and rapid turnaround times.
About Blue Sea Capital
Blue Sea Capital is a private equity firm based in West Palm Beach, Florida that invests in growth- oriented lower middle market companies valued up to $200 million. The firm has over $750 million in assets under management and invests across three industry verticals: aerospace & defense, healthcare and industrial growth. Blue Sea Capital’s strategy is to partner with talented managers and differentiated companies, typically as the first or second institutional investor, and deliver strategic and operational value-add that drives growth acceleration, industry outperformance and business transformation.
Added Power Supply Capabilities
May 26 2020
AAIC is pleased to announce that our engineers have successfully completed the developmental effort to add the ELM5-6/-8 Power Supply Panels for the B777 & B767 aircraft to our capability list.
Shot Peening Now Processed In House
April 01 2020
Sunvair continues with expansion of in-house capabilities and equipment with 2 new operational shot peening machines. These machines will greatly assist in meeting customer delivery requirements as previously all shot peening was perform by outside processors. The 2 machines are an addition to the earlier additions this year of a CNC grinder and Sunnen Honing Machine.
March 20 2020
During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, all of us here at Sunvair Aerospace Group are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues, customers, partners, and the many friends who make up Sunvair Aerospace Group’s vibrant community.
Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the many communities around the world that are facing extreme measures in the attempt to slow its spread.
As an essential business, supporting Transportation Infrastructure and our Armed Forces, the Sunvair Aerospace Group of companies is continuing to operate at all locations in the wake of this pandemic and will continue to do so. We have instituted multi-level safety and mitigation procedures per the CDC, Federal, State, and County guidelines as a way to best protect our Sunvair Aerospace employees, families, and all of our associates. We feel confident that going above and beyond on these safety measures, that Sunvair Aerospace Companies can and will continue to effectively and safely service our customer’s needs during this time.
Please continue to be safe and remain healthy.