Airplane parts supplier sells jets to auto racing team
An airplane parts supplier in the region has sold two fully refurbished ERJ 145 LR jets to one of North America’s “preeminent” auto racing teams.
AeroVision International in Muskegon did not disclose which auto racing team purchased the jets.
The team was “upgrading its fleet to turbofan-powered aircraft.”
The first aircraft was delivered the week of May 11, with the second to be delivered the week of June 14.
Both are immediately entering into service for the remainder of this year’s race schedule.
The aircrafts remain in a 50-seat configuration to accommodate the race-day crews that travel to and from each race.
They are painted to a “corporate-aircraft-grade standard” with a newly designed livery.
The jets will be based at the Concord Regional Airport in Concord, N.C.
“Farther and faster”
Jeff Bardal, VP of engine and aircraft sales/leasing at AeroVision, said the pair of ERJ 145 LR jets are “perfectly suited to their operational requirements” and will “move their teams around North America farther and faster.”
AeroVision said it was among the first to enter the ERJ airframe parts business with the 2012 acquisition of 10 ERJ 145 LRs formerly operated by Mesa Air Group and has become the largest independent supplier of ERJ material and major subassemblies — such as landing gear, auxiliary power units and AE3007 engines — in the world, supporting both regional airlines and corporate or shuttle operators.
Additionally, AeroVision has managed the refurbishment and return to service of numerous ERJ 145 LRs.