MSP Jet Center becomes Part 145 Repair Station

 - March 31, 2010, 6:19 AM

“Receiving our Part 145 repair station certification from the FAA was an extremely proud moment for me and the entire MSP Jet Center team,” president Tim Ashenfelter said. “From the day we opened our doors we have strived to exceed the FAA’s standards for processes, procedures, quality assurance and program oversight. Receiving our Part 145 certificate is proof that we’ve been successful
in meeting our goals.”

Ashenfelter told AIN he saw an opportunity when General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) left Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport last year. “On MSP International Airport there’s always been one major service provider for corporate aircraft. Over the years it’s been owned by such operators as Van Dusen, Aviall, Signature and most recently GDAS.

There was never any opportunity for a small operator like us to move into
larger aircraft.

“When GDAS closed its doors it left behind 70 trained, experienced mechanics and 20 administrative personnel looking for work. We are now the only certified Part 145 aircraft maintenance repair station located on the airport that specializes in the maintenance needs of business jet operators.” The company offers maintenance, repair and overhaul on Gulfstreams, Astras, Challenger 300s, Hawkers, Falcons, Citations, Learjets and the Challenger 600s.