Kansas City Aviation Center’s Chesterfield, Mo. facility has been given an FAA Part 145 designation. Midwest Aviation Center (MWAC) was established last August by KCAC on Spirit of St. Louis Airport. The facility is approved for all small aircraft, the Pilatus PC-12 and Piper Malibu/Meridian series, King Air 200 and Citation 500 series. It is also approved to service most Continental and Lycoming engines as well as the TPE331, PT6 and JT15. According to Bobby Courtney, MWAC’s general manager, the business plan calls for additional aircraft models, avionics and instrument repair authorizations.
KCAC president Angelo Fiataruolo said, “We elected to pursue Part 145 certification for MWAC on an independent basis rather than providing the certification under a satellite repair station for one specific reason. We think it is important to convey to our customers and prospects that MWAC has demonstrated independently that it fully and completely complies in all respects with FAA requirements and can stand alone rather than rely on a parent organization to provide a new standard of service to the [Spirit of St. Louis] operator.”