Hartzell Engine Tech’s Quality Aircraft Accessories (QAA) officially reopened its general aviation MRO and parts distribution facility following a doubling of the company’s footprint in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A more than year-long expansion added 13,000 sq ft to QAA’s facilities for a total of 25,500-sq-ft. Expansion of the facility also has enabled the company to transform its MRO and parts distribution processes and streamline operations. “QAA’s MRO customers and recipients of the products we distribute will benefit from improved product availability, service lead times, and quality as the result of new streamlined process flows, standardization of processes, and planning systems,” said Hartzell Engine Tech director of operations April Reid.
An FAA- and EASA-approved repair station for general aviation parts and components, QAA also operates a smaller sister facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to the expansion, company officials are working to shorten QAA’s turn-times and increase throughput for repairs and overhauls.