Australian engine MRO provider TAE has purchased Perkins Technologies and its Engine Condition Trend Monitoring (ECTM) system: the Data Acquisition Alarm Monitor (DAAM).
Perkins Technologies specialises in low-cost ECTM technology and the DAAM engine data loggers currently operate in a variety of aircraft in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
The founder of Perkins Technologies, Larry Perkins (a former V8 racing car driver, pictured here with TAE’s Darren Hutchinson) will remain as a key stakeholder with the business and will be directly involved with TAE to ensure a focus on continuing to improve all aspects of the DAAM unit and how it can continue to help its customers.
Following the transition of the capability early next year the DAAM manufacturing activity will be delivered from TAE’s existing aviation component maintenance business in Adelaide and TAE will be pursuing several growth opportunities in Australia and overseas for the DAAM unit.
TAE general manager Andrew Sanderson said that “combining the Perkins Technologies capability with our turbine engine maintenance, engineering and reliability management capability will provide our customers with a whole new level of support to keep them flying for longer. We are very excited by this opportunity and look forward to working with Larry to develop this innovative piece of Australian technology and take it to the world”.