Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc., is an FAA/EASA ** certified Part 145 Repair Station offering comprehensive aircraft repair services, inspections, contract maintenance, refurbishment, structural repairs, and modifications.
Specializing in Regional/Commuter aircraft, specifically the Fairchild Metro/Merlin, Saab 340, Dornier 328, De Havilland 8, ATR 42/72, and Embraer 120's.
Worldwide also offers Garrett/Honeywell engine conversions, Expediter cargo conversions and special mission modifications. The future growth will be in the Regional Jet market, specifically the Embraer ERJ-135/140/145 series and the Bombardier CRJ-100/200/700 and 900 series aircraft.
Founded in Wichita, Kansas, in 1986, Worldwide Aircraft Services is centrally located in the U.S., at the Springfield - Branson Airport in Springfield, Missouri, accessing the airport's newly built 8,000-foot runway.
Flying in aircraft from around the world, some 90% of Worldwide customers are from outside of the U.S.
Worldwide Aircraft Services, Inc. specializes in commuter-sized turbo propeller aircraft. With their highly skilled airline and factory-trained personnel, they provide a diverse and extensive degree of maintenance, whether it is a simple re-weigh or a significant modification.
The Global Aircraft Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) market is forecasted to reach $45.5 billion in 2009, up nearly 1 % from 2008. MRO will continue to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 4% to $56 billion in 2013 and nearly $69 billion in 2018.*
Outside of the manufacturer, Worldwide is the only authorized Fairchild Merlin/Metro Service Center in the world. The current economic picture may actually be "good news" for Worldwide, which could see more business from upgrades to existing aircraft as corporations and individuals decide against transitioning to a larger aircraft, as well as transitioning from jet back to turboprop aircraft, which are much more economical to operate.
Since Worldwide performs mandated FAA equipment upgrades to the regional and commuter fleet, specifically the avionics programs for communication, navigation, ground proximity tracking, and emergency locator services for all commercial aircraft, these directives will have a positive impact on the company through 2025 and beyond.