ASI Group (ASI Innovation and ASI Aviation) announced today they have acquired the assets of BCA, an MRO and STC house specialized in the Beechcraft King Air family. With this acquisition, ASI reinforces its catalog of solutions, modifications, and services offered to civilian, state, and military operators.
Combined with its new location at Paris-Vatry International airport and its historic base in Reims Prunay, ASI Group creates a new excellence center geared towards MRO, aircraft modifications, avionics, mission systems installation, and services offerings for King Air operators. With a brand-new hangar over 2500 m2, 250 000 sq/ft, fit to receive aircraft up to the B737 and A320), access to a runway capable of receiving Super Heavy aircraft and possible operations 24/7/365 with custom and immigration services on-site, operators from Europe, Africa, and eastern Europe have easy access to the facility.
ASI’s avionics department designs, certifies, and install full glass cockpits retrofits or tailored avionics upgrade, specializing in the integration of heterogenous special avionics systems into an integrated avionics solution. ASI is a certified dealership and installation center for the most prestigious avionics brands and has established solid business relationships with avionics solution providers in the civilian and military market (Garmin, Avidyne, Rockwell-Collins, Honeywell, Universal Avionics, Bendix-King, and many others). ASI not only provides avionics installations but also services such as RVSM certification, Barometric checks, equipment bench tests, and repairs.
ASI Group has a long and successful track record in mission aircraft design and certification and has delivered turn-key solutions to operators in many countries:
- Maritime Pollution surveillance
- Maritime Surveillance
- ISR: Missions Intelligence – Surveillance – Reconnaissance and data gathering
- Relay Platform: Radio and video real-time relay operations
- Special Missions: Mission related systems and modifications for military special missions
Furthermore, ASI Group, as a certified PART-145 MRO, offers all maintenance operations, scheduled or unscheduled for Reims-Cessna F406 Caravan II, Beechcraft King Air aircraft, and many other popular airframes.
« Since its creation, ASI has acquired specialized technical knowledge on the F406, as we are the TC holder, and on the Beechcraft King Air family, both airframes being largely used by mission operators. The acquisition of the assets of BCA is a logical step in our growth strategy. We are now able to offer new solutions (modifications, STC’s) to our customers and increase our reach on the national and international market. We can now offer customized solutions, including airframe modifications, certification, specialized systems, and avionics integration, MRO services. We also offer aircraft (with customized systems or not) lease and/or sales solutions. After adding a new location allowing us to receive aircraft up the A320 family, we have increased our capacity to work on multiple airframes simultaneously, thus reducing lead times and costs for our customers” said Jean-Pierre Kohn, CEO
About ASI Group
ASI Group is a French holding controlling two separate companies: « ASI Innovation », headquartered in Reims, close to Paris, was founded in 2010 by a team of highly qualified and experienced aeronautical engineers. ASI Innovation continuously increased its know-how in the field of the design, certification, and installation of complex heterogeneous mission systems on fixed and rotary-wing aircraft of all sizes.
« ASI Innovation » is today, one of the few French companies to have obtained the highest level of certification for design, modifications, production of major and minor changes, aircraft assemblies and sub-assemblies, and maintenance. (EASA DOA, POA)
ASI Group has extended its activities by creating “ASI Aviation” in 2014.
ASI Aviation oversees the Type Certificate of the famous Reims-Cessna F406 (100 units produced, with most of them still used daily as surveillance of mission aircraft).
Between its two companies, ASI Group has obtained 4 certifications from EASA, allowing the group to work on aircraft of all classes, whether they are fixed-wing or rotary-wing. The Group may design, test fly, certify, produce, and maintain aircraft certified under CS-23 to CS-29 certification norms. Additionally, ASI is certified as a military and state aircraft contractor.
ASI Innovation Certification:
DOA EASA Part 21 J 482
ASI Aviation Certifications:
- DOA EASA Part 21 J 064
- Part 21 G Production agreement FR.21G.076
- Part 145 Maintenance repair overhaul (MRO) FR.145.536
- FRA-145-0059 (French military)
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