Legacy Aviation, an authorized Twin Commander Service Center, has acquired the landing gear and component repair and overhaul business from Higher Planes, a long-time provider of parts for Twin Commanders and several other airframes.
Legacy has moved tooling, equipment, inventory, and FAA-approved data from the Higher Planes facility in Conroe, Texas, to Legacy’s base at Clarence E. Page Field in Yukon, Oklahoma, west of Oklahoma City. The business is being renamed Legacy Aviation Components. Higher Planes founder Barry Cain is serving as a consultant to Legacy during the transition. Trey Wallace is making the move from Higher Planes to become shop supervisor at Legacy Aviation Components.
“Higher Planes has been in business for 23 years,” noted Legacy President and CEO Raul “RJ” Gomez.
“Every Twin Commander Service Center uses Higher Planes for landing gear, hydraulic, and component overhaul and repair.”
Legacy Aviation Components should be fully operational by the end of 2015, Gomez said. There should be no interruption in service, nor any decrease in the quality of repairs and overhauls as a result of the transition, he added.
The Higher Planes acquisition is the latest chapter in Legacy’s recent history of growth. The company acquired Mid-Continent Aviation, its MRO neighbor at Clarence E. Page, last year and in so doing became the single-source FBO on the field. Legacy upgraded Mid-Continent’s offices, renamed it Legacy West, and brought in World Fuel Services to provide Phillips 66 aviation fuel.
For more information, contact RJ Gomez at Legacy Aviation Services at 405-350-2100.