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 (AMG) in its entirety. On September 30, 2013, TACOR acquired FLITE Components from the AMG. 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”.
Today, FLITE continues to offer a wide variety of MRO services to the aviation sector. From DC-10 core cowls down to Learjet radomes, FLITE has your composite needs handled. We also offer engineering services for those difficult projects, like the EMBRAER eJet APU Inlet Silencer. Our specially designed Repair Specification has helped several airlines save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Check out what we can do for you!
Sonny has forty years of experience in aircraft repairs, both in metals and composites. He manages FLITE’s repair operations, directing his teams’ priorities on cost, quality, schedule, and customer satisfaction. In his free time, Sonny enjoys fishing, water sports and spending time with his grandchildren.
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.
Mike is one of the company’s founding partners and is now the sole owner. He is not only the Accountable Manager but also handles much of the sales and engineering duties. Mike has been in the aerospace industry for over 25 years. His hobbies include coaching, travel, golf and other outdoor sports.
Alicia started her aviation career as a Flight Instructor for the University of Oklahoma. For the last twenty years she has been in sales for Aviall, A Boeing Company. Beginning in spring of 2016, Alicia will be responsible for Sales and marketing of both TACOR and FLITE. Her hobbies include coaching her daughter’s sports teams, golf, and spending time with friends and family.
Norm has over 30 years of experience in Aviation representing Part 145 Repair Stations in Sales and Marketing. Norm is a USAF Veteran, A&P licensed, and a Master Degree Graduate of Embry-Riddle. FLITE is pleased to have Norm on our business development team personalizing our services and serving the interests of our customers.
Vinicius joined the TACOR team in 2016 after more than 16 years working at Embraer. Stationed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Vinicius’ expertise in Embraer products and his aviation background will help Tacor to expand its footprint around the globe. He is a mechanical engineer with Master Degree in Material Science. He enjoys MTB, trekking, rock climbing, wake-boarding and spending time with his family.