Business Jet Interiors International conducted a Q&A with Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Commercial Corporation, about the company’s services and unique work.
Q&A Jarid King
President, King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC)
What services will you highlight?
Our Oklahoma-based, AS9110-certified company offers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and exterior paint for VIP and VVIP aircraft, specializing in the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). We have a great story to tell. As King Aerospace enters its 25th year, our company has never been stronger or had better services to offer.
What investments have you made recently to expand your offering? This spring, we completed the industry’s first BBJ Gogo Biz 4G installation as well as a Satcom Direct Router system upgrade and a maintenance heavy check. We train constantly and have made significant investments in our tooling, equipment and facilities.
What trends have you noticed?
The marketplace wants high-quality, but value-priced solutions. Supporting both corporate jets and VVIP aircraft enables small fleet operators with both classes of aircraft to turn to us. We routinely perform work for Boeing, Cessna and Bombardier aircraft. Future investments will help us deliver more while keeping prices down.
What is the industry’s biggest challenge right now?
Business aviation’s cyclical nature can make it hard to keep pipelines full, teams adequately staffed and bottom-lines healthy. Our corporate culture addresses each of these. Our environment of no excuses, proactive problem solving and quality in everything make team members part of something bigger and customers happy.
What’s unique about KACC?
The ability to both paint VVIP aircraft and provide interior refurbishment and maintenance makes King Aerospace the only privately owned company to offer this capability, and one of only five suppliers worldwide to serve this market niche.
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