Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG) has acquired Elsinore Airport Services, which provides ground handling at 23 sites in the USA and the Caribbean. ASIG has ground-handling and fuelling operations in 56 cities in North America and Europe. UK engineering group McKechnie is to acquire US aerospace parts company Walker Sky Industries for £162 million ($260 million). Sabreliner is to sell its commercial aviation maintenance repair and overhaul operations to a group led by Aviation Management Systems. Toronto-based Magellan Aerospace has agreed to buy Ellanef Manufacturing of the USA, a specialist in high-heat and special metals manufacture for various aerospace applications. Germany's Liebherr Aerospace completed its acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnikwerk Friedrichshafen's airliner flap system gears business on 1 June. The latter will continue to manufacturer drive shaft gears for helicopters. Aeromaritime Mediterranean of Virginia, USA, has bought Heliwork Services of the UK for an undisclosed sum. Heliwork specialises in helicopter service and refurbishment, while Aeromaritime operates as a Rolls-Royce Allison 250 maintenance provider from its principal facility in Malta. Electronic and aerospace products specialist Ametek has acquired Gulton-Statham Transducers, which makes electronic pressure components for commercial and military aircraft climate control systems and door sensors, for $23 million. Heico has bought Miami-based avionics repair specialist Air Radio & Instruments for $3.5 million. Both companies are based in Florida. Northrop Grumman is boosting its information technology activities with a $33 million purchase of Data Procurement, an outsourcing company with a $60 million turnover. The operation will become part of Northrop Grumman's Logicon information technology business.

Source: Flight International