North Alabama Aviation Firm Upgrading Austrian Air Force Helicopters

| July 10, 2017 @ 5:00 am

By Dawn Azok
Made in Alabama

An aviation company that upgrades Black Hawk helicopters is deepening its roots in North Alabama while expanding its customer base around the world, starting with an order for the Austrian Air Force.

Huntsville-based Ace Aeronautics, which does business as Global Aviation Solutions (GAS), has about 50 employees and plans to add 25 to 50 positions at its Alabama location over the next two years.

Most of the jobs will be at a hangar the company is building at the airport in Guntersville. The positions will include mechanical and electrical engineers, aviation mechanics, electricians, technicians, inspectors and other highly skilled professionals.As it ramps up in Guntersville, GAS has landed a major piece of new business. The company was awarded a contract worth more than $40 million by the Republic of Austria Ministry of Defense to upgrade its fleet of Black Hawk helicopters.

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