HAI Member Spotlight: ATAP, Alabama, USA

Jen Boyer Top Story

Mar. 16, 2021

A look at an HAI member up close and personal.

An employee-owned small business located in Eastaboga, Alabama, ATAP Inc. manufactures and maintains aircraft ground support equipment (GSE) and heavy vehicles, ensuring they run reliably with minimal downtime. The company’s primary business is with the US Department of Defense (DoD), foreign militaries (through the DoD and other prime contractors), and military aircraft manufacturers.

ATAP derived its name from a biblical verse, Matthew 19:26, “with God, All Things Are Possible.” The entire ATAP team lives this belief every day, approaching challenges with a can-do attitude. For more than 45 years, the company has built its manufacturing and maintenance capabilities to support an ever-growing client base.

A Rich Manufacturing History
Over the years, ATAP has remanufactured ground support vehicles and equipment for the US Air Force (USAF), US Navy, and US Marine Corps (USMC). The company has a long history as a fire truck and crash truck facility. Today, ATAP serves as the worldwide depot overhaul facility for A/S32R-11 refueling tanker trucks. It also performs IROAN (inspect and repair only as needed) servicing of the MRAP CAT I A1 Cougar line of vehicles. The company recently completed contracts to overhaul the USMC A/S32P-19 aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicle and a USAF A/S32R-12 hydrant servicing vehicle.

Additionally, ATAP develops, manufactures, and delivers new vehicles. Its products include a flight line tow tractor based on an F-350 chassis and the next-generation A/S32R-11 6,000-gal. refueling vehicle with an integrated engine management system and options for vapor recovery and hydrant servicing.

A Growing Rotor-Wing Business
The ability to engineer, manufacture, test, support, and source a diverse mix of flight line components sets ATAP apart in the industry. The company manufactures many components for the USAF legacy vehicle fleet and a wide range of GSE test and maintenance equipment. It continues to service legacy aircraft cargo loaders, crash trucks, and fire trucks in an OEM capacity in support of the critical role this equipment provides the US Armed Services.

ATAP was recently awarded a contract for rotor-wing and missile support by the Redstone Arsenal, headquarters of the US Army Aviation and Missile Command, in Huntsville, Alabama. The company currently builds aircraft jacks used for Black Hawk helicopters and has supported military helicopter fueling operations over the years. ATAP plans to grow its rotor-wing business in the near future, particularly in the support equipment arena.

An Experienced Team
On the move and need logistics support? ATAP can get the right part, at the right time, delivered anywhere you need it. Seeking a legacy part? ATAP’s vast parts catalog helps customers fill hard-to-find orders.

The ATAP team of logisticians can qualify, source, inspect, package, and ship items with highly complex requirements. The experienced logistics staff routinely configures orders to meet military specification (MIL-SPEC) requirements and can navigate the complexities of import–export deliveries.

ATAP’s team of qualified engineers has designed, implemented, and completed many technically challenging projects for its customers. Its engineers are trained to produce MIL-SPEC technical manuals with illustrated parts breakdowns and operations instructions as well as maintenance and overhaul manuals.

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