C&L Expands Global Footprint with ACLAS Acquisition

 - December 7, 2022, 11:02 AM
C&L Aviation Group CEO Chris Kilgour (left) with ACLAS Technics founder and managing director Charles Henery. (Photo: C&L Aviation Group)

Business jet and regional aircraft MRO C&L Aviation Group has acquired ACLAS Technics, a UK-based structural component repair and overhaul specialist for commercial, regional, and defense aircraft. Those aircraft include the ATR 42 and 72; Boeing P-8 Poseidon, 737, 747, 757, and 777; and Airbus A320 and A330.

“This is another step in the strategy to provide support for multiple aircraft types and we are very excited by the acquisition of ACLAS,” said C&L Aviation CEO Chris Kilgour. “ACLAS has a great reputation globally and is known for their quality and dependability.” The acquisition furthers Bangor, Maine-based C&L Aviation’s goal to be a global provider of ATR parts, services, and component repair.

“Since conception, ACLAS Technics has established itself as a market leader in supporting its broad customer base, which includes the industry’s largest airlines, aftermarket, MRO, and OEMs,” said ACLAS founder Charles Henery, who will remain with the business. “Having recently expanded structural component capability support on the ATR, Airbus, Boeing, and Bombardier platforms, we are excited to work with an exceptional group such as C&L Aviation, which brings a global network and exemplary reputation. Together, we can expand our business and offer unrivaled service provision to our current and future customers.”