Everett, WA, November 6, 2009 – On October 16, 2009, Aviation Technical Services, Inc (ATS) successfully completed installation of the first shipset of winglets on Hawaiian Airlines 767-300ER aircraft and is due to deliver the second installed set in mid November. Per contract executed in September 2009, ATS is to install eight shipsets of Aviation Partner Boeing winglets on Hawaiian Airlines 767-300ER aircraft over the next several months in it’s facility in Everett, WA.
“We are extremely pleased to be assisting Hawaiian Airlines with the installation of winglets on their 767-300ER aircraft and look forward to demonstrating the expertise and experience our mechanics and engineers have gained through execution of other winglet installation programs, “ says ATS VP of Operations Phil Bathurst.
Having installed some of the first APB prototype winglets on 737 aircraft, ATS has been installing APB winglets on Boeing aircraft longer than most companies in the world. In addition to the Hawaiian Airlines 767-300ER program, ATS has installed some 130 shipsets of winglets on 737, 757 and C-32 aircraft for companies such as Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Continental Airlines, COPA Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airlines, Virgin Express (now Brussels Airlines), and the U.S. Air Force.
About Hawaiian Airlines
Now in its 80th year of continuous service in Hawaii, Hawaiian is the state’s biggest and longest-serving airline, and the second largest provider of passenger air service between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland. Hawaiian offers nonstop service to Hawaii from more U.S. gateway cities than any other airline (ten), as well as service to Australia, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides approximately 160 daily jet flights among the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (AMEX and PCX: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com.
About Aviation Technical Services
As a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military transport jet aircraft, ATS list of certification achievements include FAA Class IV Repair Station; Quality Management System AS 9110 and ISO 9001:2000 EASA Repair Station; and Bermuda DCA Approved Maintenance Organization. ATS services include airframe heavy & medium checks & structural modifications, complete component MRO, paint such as narrow & widebody / corporate / fleet campaigns, defense drop-in & depot level MRO, and business jet interior refurbishment. ATS also performs specialty services and projects such as 737-300 Classic life extension program, winglet installations on 737/757/767 aircraft, Boeing Business Jet (BBJ) interior installations and passenger to freighter conversions.