Distributors for Didsbury: Hoists & Purge Air Carts

Solair Group is a distributor for Didsbury Engineering, including their robust hoist systems and Purge Air carts. Our technicians are also certified to repair these products providing convenient support for this world class lifting and handling equipment.

Innovation Meets Practicality

Didsbury Engineering was incorporated in 1941 and is a recognized name in the aerospace industry. As part of the MEL Group, the company has multiple offerings for MROs and airlines. Solair Group is a proud distributor for their hoist and Purge Air cart product lines.

Our team holds certifications for repairing the hoists and Purge Air carts, which makes buying, repairing and recertifying Didsbury equipment a convenient and efficient process.

We also offer Didsbury Engineering products as part of our lease pool, so your crew can test them before purchasing, or lease them when your equipment needs repairs.


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Didsbury Engineering Hoists & Purge Air Carts

Quality counts where aircraft maintenance is concerned. The last thing your mechanics need is equipment that doesn’t hold up to the jobs they must complete safely and precisely. 

You’ve tried other hoists, now try Didsbury. These versatile, high quality, hoists are built for ease of use when lifting heavy loads. Didsbury hoists have been designed with proprietary self-tension mechanisms that straightens the cable, so it doesn’t twist inside the casing. Non-bird nesting hoists allow straightforward cable retraction without the need to apply tension. 

Purge Air Carts are powerful forced-air systems that can completely dry fuel tanks in just 8 hours. The breathing apparatus has a built-in communication system, so the operation is handled with the least amount of exposure to dangerous fumes.

Didsbury is a well-known and recognized name in aircraft maintenance. As a distributor, Solair Group offers our customers the option to purchase new products, or we can repair items already in service. 

We Keep Your Crew on Schedule

As your partner in aircraft tooling and GSE, we offer multiple options that keep your aircraft maintenance on track. Learn more by reaching out to see how we can help your crew.

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Marcos Alonso

CFO of Solair Group, LLC

I joined Solair in late 2018, while Scott joined in mid-2019. Our extensive corporate experience allowed us to develop a strategy that would take Solair to the next level. As 2019 closed with a strong finish, Solair was positioned for a promising start to 2020.

In 2020 the industry was already showing early slowdowns when the COVID pandemic took hold in March. As the volume of orders reduced, we took quick action, temporarily adjusting our business model and operating capacity, which allowed Solair to continue serving our customers, while getting ahead of the curve.

When the full impact of the pandemic was evident, the market came to a near full stop. We quickly adjusted our plans, which kept the business operating at expected service levels, while continuing to service our customers. Our investors stepped in and acted, providing resources and support at the right time. All realized the situation required a long term outlook, a “holding power.”

Together with our financial partners, we increased Solair’s efficiency, preparing for the “new market“ to emerge. Constant development with a focus on our customers is how we do business.

Isn’t that the kind of partner you want to work with?

Sergio Molina

Director of Operations

Be Proud of Yourself

My career has been spent working in manufacturing. I like planning and working with numbers. Success has come because different people saw my desire to learn and recognized that I was not afraid to work hard-–to challenge myself to reach for what I wanted. 

Before Scott offered me a position at Solair Group in 2019, I was working for a company that made military products. In just a few years, we had built the plant from 35 to 500 people with government defense contracts and orders that totaled 150 million dollars. 

My entire career has been spent in manufacturing, creating strong, healthy relationships within the company and with customers. My experience has taught me that it’s not about how big the challenge is, it’s about how much you believe in yourself. 

I have my dad to thank for my outlook and mindset about work. He taught me to be proud of work and never be afraid of a challenge. My dad didn’t look at situations as a problem, he looked at them as opportunities. He taught me to do the same. 

I’m Sergio Molina, VP of Operations at Solair Group. We welcome the challenges your business faces. How may I help you today?

Ricardo Sierra

Vice-President of Sales

I joined Solair in January 2021. Scott, Marcos, and I had discussed my taking on the role of VP of Sales in 2020. However, we were in unprecedented times, so we waited until the market stabilized, and then I became a part of the team.

Having made the choice to work for a smaller firm, in a position where my experience would directly impact the company, I was excited to share my expertise and ideas, as well as learn from individuals who had extensive corporate experience.  

Over the many years of working in customer service in various business models and industries, I have learned one very important lesson: True customer service is being the solution to a problem.

No matter the situation, my goal is the same: to maintain the highest level of commitment to and stay in communication with my customers. If a problem happens, I explain it to the customer and share with them the steps taken to deal with the issue. Then, I follow up with them, explaining how the issue will be rectified in the future. 

Regardless of industry, customers remember a business that puts their needs first, seeing contacts as partnerships, not just transactional connections. 

I’m Ricardo Sierra, VP of Sales, and I’m your partner at Solair. 

Scott Cummings

President of Solair Group, LLC.

My career in engineering began a couple of years after I was awarded my degree. The first few years between university and my first “real job” at B/E Aerospace was spent on a boat, learning to be a part of a crew, which gave me valuable insight later in my career. 

After starting at B/E Aerospace as an engineer, I took on larger roles in the company with increasing responsibility. As my positions changed, I noticed that what really got me out of bed in the morning was the opportunity to help others realize their potential and see what they could accomplish by working in concert with one another.  The value that high performing teams, with the right focus and guidance, could create for a business, its customers and our employees.

In 2019, I joined Solair Group. Stepping again into a role as a new leader. Proud to join a business with such a strong value proposition for our industry.  We’ve taken risks, accelerated change, and laid a foundation for the future with one thing in mind – how can we best serve our customer’s needs.

I’m Scott Cummings, President of Solair Group. How may I help you?