This is Flite
FLITE Components, LLC. has a history of services dating back to 1948, when the company was established in Dallas, Texas. FLITE Components was originally a FAA/JAA certified repair station for class 1, 2, and 3 aircraft accessories and a factory authorized stocking distributor and repair service center for Aircraft Part Corporation, as well as a factory authorized stocking distributor for FPT, AMFUEL and Aerazur.
In 2006, the Aero Maintenance Group purchased FLITE Components and moved it into a larger facility near Love Field in Dallas, Texas adding structures and composites MRO services. Shortly thereafter the accessories and components portion of FLITE was sold off with the main emphasis of the business focused solely on composites and sheet metal. With 40,000 square feet of operations, FLITE Components became AMG’s center of excellence for the repair of thrust reversers, radomes, and flight control surfaces. In 2011 Air France Industries – KLM Engineering and Maintenance Network acquired the Aero Maintenance Group in its entirety.
In 2011 Air France Industries – KLM Engineering and Maintenance Network acquired the Aero Maintenance Group in its entirety. On September 30, 2013, TACOR acquired FLITE Components, LLC from the Air France Industries. TACOR is a FAA 145 Repair Station that specializes in welding and is located in Ponder, Texas. Owner Mike Norwood acknowledged that the purchase “offers very attractive synergies that will be beneficial for both companies and their respective customers. Our plan is to help FLITE continue to offer big company service while refocusing on small business values and pricing”.
With over 30 years of aviation MRO and manufacturing experience ranging from MRO, composite/sheet metal repair, manufacturing and component overhaul, Rick began his career in 1986 as a technician and has since held leadership roles at recognized aviation companies including, Dallas Aeronautical Services, AAT, Aerocell Structures and Aero Fabricators. Armstrong received training in non-destructive testing and advanced composites during his studies at National Park College where he took courses in Aviation Business Management.
Victoria recently joined the FLITE team as Customer Service Manager. After more than 9 years working as a building manager of a historic building in downtown Dallas, she brings her strong customer service record to the FLITE crew. Victoria will be assisting in the day to day operations of FLITE to ensure a great experience for the customer. She is native to Dallas and enjoys spending her free time with family, playing golf, flag football, and volleyball.
Josh graduated from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in 2002 and has been in aviation repair ever since. Josh brings to FLITE an extensive knowledge in aircraft structures, both composite and sheet metal. He is heavily involved in all aspects of inspection and evaluation since becoming an inspector in 2011. In his free time, Josh enjoys all outdoor sports (especially disc golf!) and spending time with his family.