Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. has announced that it has initiated the receiving process at U.S. Port from a long-awaited massive multi-continent uplift consisting primarily of UH-1 Iroquois and AH-1 Cobra helicopter parts, components, and related equipment, plus many other aircraft platforms back to its facilities in the United States. The arrival shipments of inventory are inbound for arrival at Fargo, Phoenix, and other locations. The uplift consists of 39 ea. 40-foot Conex containers which include 859 ea. pallets of the aircraft parts, components, and related equipment. In addition to the primary concentration of UH-1 and AH-1 parts, many other aircraft and turbine engine parts platforms include PT6, OH-6, OH-58, CH-47, 204, 205, 212, CH-47, J85, A37, T53, T55, along with many other OEM aircraft and engine platforms. Most of the material is new and serviceable.
“Our greatest concern at this juncture is where we will store this volume of inventory and related material. We have initiated the largest inventory reduction and logistics campaigns Dakota has ever undertaken to help make room for the incoming packages,” said Shawn Johnston, Director of Marketing at Dakota.
“This massive undertaking has culminated from tireless work, focus, and the continued dedication and support of many staff members, in-country agents, not to mention many great friends from around the globe over the last 15 years,” said Mr. Kurtis C. McConn (K.C.), Director & CEO of Dakota.
After nearly 55 years of UH-1/AH-1 continued active service around the world, these last great inventories from Vietnam and the Middle East will further the continued operation and support of these aircraft platforms for many years to come. This material will be managed, distributed by Dakota’s strategic partner Air Services International (ASI) of Phoenix Arizona, formerly an FAA Part 145 repair station of the Rolls-Royce M250 Turbine engine sold into Asia in May of 2018. ASI’s current focus is management, production, re-utilization, and operational distribution of aircraft & turbine engine spares worldwide.
Dakota Air Parts specializes in the buying, selling, and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines, and parts – OEM & aftermarket. Dakota Air Parts is an aerospace logistics corporation located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA that has established an outstanding reputation in the aerospace industry. Dakota was founded in 1994 to provide logistical support of commercial and military aircraft with customer satisfaction their primary goal. Dakota is now one of the largest helicopter suppliers in the world and has over 50,000 sq/ft of parts containing 90,000+ inventory rows managed using state of the art inventory control systems and has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce for excellence in exporting to foreign countries.