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Uniflight spreads its wings to fixed-wing coverage
In 2017 helicopter MRO specialist Uniflight Global developed a Tactical Flight Officer station for a law enforcement client, installed into a Cessna 206. Since then, fixed-wing demand has accelerated.

Uniflight Global, a network of industry leading multi-location OEM-authorised helicopter service centres that is renowned for providing the highest quality of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently made the decision to expand its product and service offerings to include fixed-wing aircraft avionics.

“Interestingly enough, we supported helicopter and fixed-wing avionics since our inception in 2008 as Northeast Avionics,” says Dan Mansfield, accountable manager at west Pennsylvania (UNI-WP). Northeast Avionics was later combined with Uniflight Global in 2011, creating its west Pennsylvania (UNI-WP) location.

In 2017, Uniflight Global developed, installed into a Cessna 206, and integrated with the rest of the avionics/communications suite, a Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) station for a law enforcement client who adopted this new product into their entire fixed-wing fleet. “The TFO station’s popularity has risen over time with both the law enforcement community and the OEMs,” adds Mansfield.

In June 2019, Uniflight appointed Kimberley Christianson to lead the avionics and aircraft completions business. Ray Weiser, vice president of sales for Uniflight Global, states: “Kim’s vast knowledge and depth of experience with design and integration have earned her a reputation for quality with a strong following of loyal customers who operate both rotary and fixed-wing aircraft in very demanding missions.”

Over the past decade, Uniflight has converted a number of analogue aircraft to digital and glass cockpit technology. “The influx of new business as a result of recent wins to upgrade both government and private sector fixed-wing aircraft offers testament to our focus on and support of fixed-winged platforms,” concludes Weiser.

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