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Sunvair Aerospace Group Acquires Mingo Aerospace

December 30 2020

Sunvair Aerospace Group

Sunvair Aerospace Group, Inc. (“Sunvair”), a portfolio company of Blue Sea Capital (“Blue Sea”), today announced the acquisition of Mingo Aerospace, LLC (“Mingo” or the “Company”), a provider of component repair services to aircraft operators and leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) providers. Sunvair will support the business’ continued expansion by investing in new capabilities and equipment while maintaining the Company’s exceptional track record of customer service.

Mingo, based in Tulsa, OK, is an FAA-certified repair station specializing in cargo loading systems repair and overhaul and thermal spray coatings. The Company has an extensive library of DER and OEM-approved repairs, strong relationships with aircraft operators globally and market- leading turnaround times.

“Mingo Aerospace is excited to join the Sunvair Aerospace Group,” said Brian Emery, Co-Owner of Mingo. “We are united in a vison to deliver exceptional service, value and capabilities to our customers on a large platform.”

“Our combined companies’ history of exceptional customer service and passion for the work we do make this a unique partnership and will further strengthen our continued commitment to our customers,” added Kerry Jarandson, CEO of Sunvair.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Emerys,” said Scott Kirkendall, Partner of Blue Sea Capital. “Mingo brings unique capabilities and new customers to the group, resulting in a stronger and more diverse business.”

Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day acted as legal advisors to Blue Sea Capital and Atkins & Atkins acted as legal advisor to Mingo. KAL Capital advised on the transaction and financing for the transaction was provided by NXT Capital and Barings.

About Mingo Aerospace (Mingo)
Mingo Aerospace (www.mingoaero.com) was founded in 2000 as a niche provider of cargo system overhaul services. Over the past 20 years, Mingo has continued to develop new repair capabilities, most recently through the addition of thermal spray repair capabilities in 2017. Mingo is known for its market-leading turnaround times, customer service and quality and is an important partner to its customers across the passenger, cargo and military aerospace sectors.

About Sunvair Aerospace Group (Sunvair)
Sunvair Aerospace Group (www.sunvairgroup.com) is a global provider of FAA-certified repair services through bi-coastal locations in California and New York. Sunvair’s subsidiaries specialize in the overhaul of landing gear (www.sunvair.aero) and related components, avionics, flight instruments and pressure sensing components (www.aaic.aero), as well as providing advanced coating services to the OEM and MRO aerospace supply chains (www.aerospaceplating.com). Sunvair has built a reputation among leading aircraft operators for high quality, responsive customer service, innovative repairs and rapid turnaround times.

COVID-19

March 20 2020

During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, all of us here at Sunvair Aerospace Group are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues, customers, partners, and the many friends who make up Sunvair Aerospace Group’s vibrant community.

Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as well as the many communities around the world that are facing extreme measures in the attempt to slow its spread.

As an essential business, supporting Transportation Infrastructure and our Armed Forces, the Sunvair Aerospace Group of companies is continuing to operate at all locations in the wake of this pandemic and will continue to do so. We have instituted multi-level safety and mitigation procedures per the CDC, Federal, State, and County guidelines as a way to best protect our Sunvair Aerospace employees, families, and all of our associates. We feel confident that going above and beyond on these safety measures, that Sunvair Aerospace Companies can and will continue to effectively and safely service our customers' needs during this time.

Please continue to be safe and remain healthy.

Mingo Aerospace Receives Nadcap Accreditation for Coatings / Thermal Spray

September 17 2019

NADCAP Certificate

To demonstrate our continued commitment to quality, Mingo Aerospace announces that it has successfully achieved Nadcap accreditation for Coatings; Thermal Spray, Stripping of Coated Materials, Coating Evaluations, and Grinding of Coatings.

We, at Mingo Aerospace continue our drive for across-the-board Nadcap accreditation for the thermal spray business. Accreditations to date are as follows:

  • Surface Enhancement / Shot Peening, accredited February 12, 2019
  • Nondestructive Testing, accredited September 3, 2019
  • Coatings / Thermal Spray and Grinding, accredited September 16, 2019
  • Chemical Processing, scheduled Q1 2020

The aim of the Nadcap program is to assess process capability for compliance to industry standards and customer requirements. By achieving Nadcap accreditation, Mingo Aerospace has demonstrated our deep commitment to quality and our desire to grow the Coatings business by supporting aerospace OEMs and their sub tier suppliers.

Quality Coordinator, Sarah Gomez expresses Mingo’s sentiments in the following, “We achieved this accreditation by utilizing the many years of expertise and industry experience represented within Mingo Aerospace. We are thankful for and proud of the contributions of the entire team.”

NADCAP Team

For more information about Mingo Aerospace please go to mingo.aero or email Brian Emery and bcemery@mingoaero.com.

Mingo Aerospace: SBA HUBZone Certified Small Business

August 07 2019

Mingo HubZone

Mingo Aerospace is glad to announce its acceptance by the U.S. Small Business Administration to the HUBZone Program.
The HUBZone program was created in order to help small businesses in historically underutilized business zones participate in federal procurement opportunities. As SBA.gov explains:

"The Office of the HUBZone Program’s mission is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development to historically underutilized business zones, referred to as HUBZones, by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities."

Mingo Aerospace continues to invest heavily in quality and business approvals which will help to better serve its customer base in the commercial and military aerospace sectors. Mingo’s recent push includes: HUBZone, Nadcap (Surface Enhancement – Shot Peen, Coatings – HVOF Thermal Spray and Grinding, and Non-Destructive Testing, AS9100 Rev. D and ISO 9001:2015.

Regarding these exciting new developments, Vice President of Operations, Jimmy Newman explains: “We are very proud of Mingo Aerospace’s success in becoming a HUBZone-certified company. This approval will assist us in continued growth in our cargo and thermal spray product lines while at the same time provide expanded employment opportunities for the community.”

Mingo Aerospace is an aerospace industry supplier focused on FAA repair for cargo loading systems from OEM’s Goodrich and Telair and HVOF thermal spray coatings. Mingo Aerospace plans to begin partnering with OEMs for new manufacture thermal spray coatings in the aerospace industry.

Please direct inquiries to info@mingoaero.com.

Mingo Aerospace Receives USAF Approval for HVOF Application

July 16 2019

USAF Memo

Mingo Aerospace receives qualification acceptance and approval for HVOF application on USAF Landing Gear Components.

Mingo Acceptance Memo – USAF

Mingo Aerospace prides itself in providing the highest quality standards and support for its HVOF thermal spray capabilities in the commercial and military aerospace sectors. On July 11, 2019, Mingo Aerospace was approved by the United States Air Force to apply HVOF coatings on USAF landing gear components.

Mingo began offering HVOF Thermal Spray Coating and Precision Grinding as an FAA / EASA Repair Station in support of commercial airlines and landing gear stations in 2017. Today Mingo directly supports airlines and landing gear repair facilities on five continents. We have grown our business by providing industry leading turn-around-times and outstanding quality.

Mingo looks forward to working closely with the USAF and its contractors in their efforts to transition from chrome plating to HVOF thermal spray coatings on landing gear components.

Please direct any inquiries to info@mingoaero.com.

Thermal booth #2

Mingo Aerospace HVOF Thermal Spray Booth # 2

Mingo Air Chillers and Wine Chillers

October 14 2016

Mingo has officially shipped our first B/E 600-1 Wine Chiller Freezer! Did we mention – Happy Friday!

Air chillers and galley refrigeration repairs along with thermal spray are Mingo’s two most recent product line additions.

The featured B/E 600-1 unit is the first repair/overhaul chiller unit shipped under our first large airline customer LTA specifically for air chillers.

We repair almost all B/E and Aerolux units. We also keep a large exchange and sales inventory to support industry leading TAT.

Please reach out to info@mingoaerospace.com for more information, or see our services page mingo.aero/services or search capabilities by part number.

B/E 600-1 Wine Chiller Freezer
B/E 600-1 Wine Chiller Freezer

B/E 355-1 Air Chiller and Mingo’s large in-house air chiller inventory
B/E 355-1 Air Chiller and Mingo’s large in-house air chiller inventory

Mingo Adds Thermal Spray Capability

July 08 2016

Thermal spray

Mingo Aerospace is proud to announce the addition and final FAA approval this past week for our thermal spray facility.

Mingo’s leadership team has many years of collective experience in the thermal spray industry. Our President, Bill Emery, has been involved since thermal spray’s early days of adoption into the aerospace industry as a wear preventative coating. Our Quality, Sales, and Operations team also have many years of experience with the thermal spray process. We look forward to quickly adding additional capacity and aligning ourselves with strategic partners both on the aerospace side, and to support the oil and gas industry through our sister company, Mingo Manufacturing.

Mingo has a fully functioning metallurgical lab to support our thermal spray facility, and will be adding precision grinding capabilities Q4 2016.

Mingo will institute wise and lean manufacturing in order to provide our customers with industry leading turn-around-times, competitive pricing, and excellent service and support.

Please contact Mingo Aerospace for additional information, questions, or repair opportunities info@mingoaerospace.com.

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Mingo Aerospace

+1-918-272-7371

11310 E 81st Street North

Owasso OK 74055 USA