DART Aerospace recently reached an agreement to partner exclusively with The Kearns Group‐‐a small, veteran‐owned business headquartered in Daleville, Alabama. Ronnie Kearns, founder of The Kearns Group states “We are very excited to move forward with this beneficial partnership which will greatly expand the scope of services and products we can provide to our customers.”
The Kearns Group will now be the exclusive representative of DART Aerospace for the United States of America’s Department of Defense and Coast Guard. “This partnership is a positive step, as it will allow us to leverage our past success in the military sector, by continuing to provide significant efficiencies in heavy duty landing gear and windshield systems,” said Alain Madore, Vice‐President, Commercial Operations and Aftermarket Services at DART Aerospace.
DART Aerospace is a "Mission Ready", privately‐held Canadian aerospace company providing industry‐ leading design, manufacturing and market‐certified solutions for the helicopter and aerospace industry. With an impressive line‐up of over 700 STC's and 5,000 products, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts and tools for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEMs, completion centers and MR&O facilities.
DART's key products include: emergency flotation systems, landing gear, interior and exterior accessories, cargo expansion, external loads, cable cutters and engine inlet protection systems. All of this is in addition to their extensive engineering capabilities and manufacturing centers delivering fast time‐to‐market solutions with superior customer support in over 120 countries worldwide. Their main centers of excellence are located in California, Louisiana, Oregon, and in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Ontario.
The Kearns Group is led by Ronnie Kearns who has over 34 years of experience in the aviation industry, including 14 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Kearns assembled some of the best minds in the aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul industry, with experience in both the civil and defense aviation sectors, to form The Kearns Group. Launched in mid‐2014, The Kearns Group has quickly established itself as an industry‐recognized development specialist for both the rotary and fixed‐ wing aerospace industry.