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Record Number of Boeing Aircraft at King Aerospace

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DALLAS, TX – In its 25 years in business, King Aerospace CEO and founder Jerry King says he has never seen anything like the recent influx of work at the company’s facility in Ardmore, OK. The company now has seven next-generation Boeing aircraft in various stages of work scopes: routine maintenance, paint, avionics and interior modifications. The aircraft include five Boeing Business Jets (BBJs), a Boeing 737 and a Boeing 757.

“It’s great to have this many Boeing aircraft at the same time and to have satisfied customers, who have shared with me that they feel at home,” says President Jarid King. “This is a milestone for us.”

King Aerospace Commercial Corporation is a family-owned company with a home office in Dallas. This year it celebrates its 25th-anniversary and record growth, with earnings 30 percent above fiscal year 2017.

About King Aerospace
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading provider of aircraft services with offices and facilities in Dallas, TX, and Ardmore, OK. KACC serves as a GE OnPoint™ service center. It specializes in aircraft paint, completions, interior design/refurbishment, avionics design and installation, aircraft maintenance, and engineering services. KACC is an authorized FAA and EASA Repair Station and is AS9110-certified. KACC also provides aircraft project management, off-site maintenance services and other aircraft-related management services. KACC is committed to remaining a privately owned company whose focus is on employee and customer satisfaction. To learn more, visit KingAerospace.com.

King Aerospace Selected as GE OnPoint™ Service Center

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Members of the GE Aviation and King Aerospace management teams met at NBAA-BACE on Oct. 17 to finalize the agreement making King a member of the GE OnPoint™ authorized service center network. Photo courtesy: GE Aviation.

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DALLAS, TX – King Aerospace Commercial Corporation has been selected by GE Aviation to be a GE OnPoint™ service center, announced during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). In the multi-year agreement, King Aerospace will provide aircraft engine maintenance and repair for CFM56-7B Boeing Business Jets (BBJ).

“King Aerospace has an experienced team and this agreement enables top-tier engine service and support for customers with CFM56-powered Boeing Business Jets,” said Brad Mottier, vice president and general manager of GE Aviation’s Business & General Aviation and Integrated Services.

The Oklahoma-based, AS9110-certified company offers maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and exterior paint for VIP and VVIP aircraft, specializing in the BBJ. As a GE OnPoint™ service center, King Aerospace will perform a range of on-wing maintenance including line maintenance inspections, routine installed engine maintenance, removal and replacement of engines and engine components. Additionally, King Aerospace will provide support services for BBJ engine components at its facility in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

“The BBJ offers the epitome of private jet travel, with engines that achieve an extremely high dispatch reliability,” says Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Companies. “As a GE OnPoint™ service center, we help operators avoid flight delays, schedule interruptions and unscheduled overhaul shop visits. We get them back in the air fast.”

King Aerospace Commercial Corporation is a family-owned company based in Dallas. This year it celebrates its 25th-anniversary and record growth, with earnings 30 percent above fiscal 2017.

About King Aerospace
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading provider of aircraft services with offices and facilities in Dallas, TX, and Ardmore, OK. KACC specializes in aircraft paint, aircraft completions, avionics design and installation, aircraft maintenance, interior design/refurbishment and engineering services. KACC is an authorized FAA and EASA Repair Station. KACC also provides aircraft project management, offsite maintenance services and other aircraft-related management services. King Aerospace Commercial Corporation is committed to remaining a privately owned company whose focus is on employee and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit the company’s website, www.kingaerospace.com.

About Boeing Business Jets
Boeing Business Jets offers a complete portfolio of ultra-large-cabin, long-range airplanes perfectly suited for Government and Head of State operations. The product line includes the BBJ, BBJ 2 and BBJ 3 – high-performance derivatives of the commercially successful Next-Generation 737 airplane family and the new 737 MAX family – as well as Boeing twin-aisle airplanes including the 747-8, 767, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.

About GE Aviation
GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

* CFM56 is a trademark of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE and Safran Aircraft Engines.

King Aerospace Celebrates 25th-Anniversary and Strategic Boeing Partnership

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DALLAS, TX – Business aviation’s ups and downs can create a bumpy ride, but as King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) enters its 25th year, the company has never been stronger. That is due, in part, to its growing relationship with Boeing. The Oklahoma-based, AS9110-certified company offers Part 91, 121, 125 and 135 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and exterior paint for VIP and VVIP aircraft, specializing in the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).

King Aerospace is finalizing a partnership with Boeing in the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mentor Protégé Program (MPP), designed to help small businesses expand their footprint. The 18-month program involves quarterly meetings at Boeing’s Oklahoma City offices, ongoing counsel through phone calls and emails, and Boeing site visits to Ardmore. There are 150 Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) in the world with 40 of those based in the United States. This past spring, King Aerospace completed its first BBJ Gogo Biz 4G installation. This included a Satcom Direct Router (SDR) system upgrade and performance of a maintenance heavy check.

“This kind of mentorship means everything to a small, family-owned business such as ours,” says Jarid King, who became president of King Aerospace Companies in May 2016. “We see tremendous opportunity ahead as our services focused on the BBJ and Boeing 737 increase.”

The ability to both paint VVIP aircraft and provide interior refurbishment and maintenance give King Aerospace a competitive advantage. It’s the only privately owned company to offer this capability, and one of only five suppliers worldwide to serve this one-stop-shop market niche. King Aerospace routinely performs work for Boeing, Cessna and Bombardier aircraft. Supporting both corporate jets and VVIP aircraft enables small fleet operators with both classes of aircraft to turn to King Aerospace as a high-quality, but value-priced, turnkey solution. King Aerospace – a dealer for Gogo, Honeywell and Rockwell Collins – installs both voice and data upgraded communication systems.

Earning Their Wings – Every Project, Every Day

From Day One, King Aerospace has worked to build an incredibly resilient, value-driven corporate culture. Chairman and Founder Jerry King summarizes the company’s approach by saying, “We’re all in.” The wings of the King logo, for example, don’t come with the uniform. Team members earn them – and can lose them. Peers determine who demonstrates wing-worthy behavior. It takes a commitment to the company’s cornerstone principles. A couple of the most referenced ones: quality in everything – no excuses – and proactive, problem-solving attitudes.

“Our aviation support services have stood the test of time because we’re loyal to our principles, our gold wings and each other,” says Jarid King. “Our customers know us to be open, honest and hardworking. They choose to work with us because of our demonstrated values. With us, everything’s on the table. If there’s an issue, we own it and operate with full transparency. Customers appreciate being kept in the know and seeing our solution take shape real time.”

Raving Fans

King offers an experience that’s quite different from many of the other providers. Customers have full access to the team members working on their aircraft. They sit in on team debriefs. If there is an issue, the customer hears it without sugarcoating. Friday mornings the full team has breakfast – customers included. They’re treated like part of the King family.

As a result, some of the company’s best salespeople are its satisfied customers. Looking through a stack of testimonials, you see such comments as: … I couldn’t be any happier with the end product … I personally appreciated the “extra mile”… second-to-none support … impressive, competitive, and with much precision … pleasure doing business with your firm … extremely high quality of maintenance … the most successful return to service. One of the most vocal has been Glenn Barrett, KaiserAir vice president of maintenance. He wrote, “From a customer experience perspective, this was one of the most positive experiences I’ve had as a customer rep anywhere I’ve been over the last 30+ years.”  A question frequently heard, “Why didn’t I bring you my aircraft sooner?”

“Having predictable, repeat customers that trust you with their valuable assets – and continuing to earn that trust with each project – makes coming to work every day extremely meaningful and rewarding,” says Keith Weaver, King Aerospace vice president.

Meeting the Needs of the Mission

KACC’s strength is enhanced by its sister company, King Aerospace, Inc. (KAI), a global operation that serves the U.S. military and government to deliver responsive aircraft maintenance and logistics support services in some of the world’s most hostile, remote and harsh locations. In addition to its Dallas, TX home office; KAI operates facilities in El Paso, TX; Camp Humphreys, Korea; and 24/7 logistics outposts around the world. It was founded in 1992 and is participating in the 25th-anniversary celebration with KACC.

As a privately owned company, King Aerospace does not release its financials, but KAI is on track to achieve a record-breaking year by achieving 30-plus percent increase over 2017. It projects continued, robust growth in fiscal year 2019. KACC and KAI together employ nearly 200 team members and a steady influx of contractors.

“We’ve got strong tailwinds pushing us forward,” says Jerry King. “The company we’ve built with our passionate team and incredible clients make this anniversary a dream come true.”

Stop By and Meet the Team

Members of the management team will attend the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) Oct. 16-18, in Orlando FL, Booth #1643, South Exhibit Hall A.

To learn more, visit KingAerospace.com.