Brightwater United Aero Group (UAG) has completed the acquisition of Advanced Composite Structures Group (ACS Group) – an independent service provider and world leader in helicopter rotor blade repair. UAG has also appointed John Gow as President and General Manager of the ACS Group.

ACS Group consists of Advanced Composite Structures in Manitoba (Canada) and Florida (USA) and Rotor-Tech International located in California (USA) and Brisbane (Australia) and has over 150 years of combined aviation experience and expertise in the repair of helicopter rotor blades. The ACS Group’s rotor blade repair solutions include repair designs with DOT Canada, FAA and EASA certifications, TCCA/FAA/EASA approved/accepted expanded repairs and in-house developed Helicopter Electronic Rotor Balance that is the most advanced static balancing tool in the industry.

“It’s now our job at UAG to expand upon the legacy created by the ACS Group. We are thrilled to add their capabilities and customer relationships to the existing UAG network of products and services.” stated Jamie Gelder, UAG President and CEO. Gelder continued with “Following our acquisition, we have named John Gow as President and General Manager of the ACS Group. John brings with him an exceptional wealth of knowledge and experience from his 35-year career in the Aviation industry that includes time spent in the US Army, Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky and most recently as President of Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Executive VP of Flexjet Vertical Lift.  I’ve known and worked with John for over 20 years and am confident that his contributions will accelerate the growth of our organization.”

Going forward UAG will continue to invest in the growth of the ACS Group’s repair capabilities using industry-leading expanded repair design processes, specialized equipment, and a highly skilled team of technicians and engineers.

About Brightwater UAG
UAG is an OEM authorized independent service provider focused on helicopter support for commercial and military customers around the world. UAG is a stocking distributor of parts and services providing program management, customer call centers, and rapid global delivery. The acquisition of the ACS Group further expands UAG’s service offering where it currently supplies spare parts and manages engine distribution lines of business.