Epic Aircraft has selected Fort Worth, Texas-based Broadie's Aircraft as its ASC for the central southwest region of the US.
Broadie's is an FAA Part 145 repair station located at Fort Worth Meacham International airport in the heart of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Founded in 1946, it is the oldest continuously operating aircraft maintenance facility in Fort Worth, offering turbine, turboprop and piston aircraft maintenance and avionics services and repair.
“We've known the team at Broadie's Aircraft for quite a few years and its reputation for putting the customer first is well deserved,” says Epic CEO Doug King. “Its highly skilled and experienced staff, combined with its reputation for integrity and excellence, make it an ideal partner to support our customers. We enthusiastically welcome it to our network of Epic authorised service centres.”
Epic Aircraft received FAA type certification for its E1000 model in November 2019. Powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada 1,200-horsepower PT6A-67A engine, the all-carbon fibre single-engine turboprop cruises at 333 kts, climbs at 4,000 ft per minute, operates up to 34,000 ft and offers a full fuel payload of 1,100 pounds.
The next generation E1000 GX, which received final FAA approvals just last week, is equipped with the Garmin GFC 700 automatic flight control system and the Hartzell five-blade composite propeller.
“As Broadie's Aircraft celebrates its 75th anniversary, we are extremely pleased to be aligned with Epic as its authorised service centre,” says Kurt Cessac, general manager at Broadie's Aircraft. “We look forward to a great working relationship with Epic, supporting our mutual customers and maintaining these amazing aircraft.”
Broadie's will be authorised to provide inspection, maintenance and repair services for the Epic E1000, the Epic E1000 GX, as well as the legacy experimental Epic LT. Epic is finalising agreements with additional service centre partners to establish a nationwide service network, providing coverage spanning all US. time zones and strategic geographies.
Fort Lauderdale-based Premier Aircraft Service was recently appointed as an authorised seller for the southeast region, while Lone Mountain will cover the southwest.