Avmats Adds Composite Maintenance Operation

 - August 15, 2012, 1:00 PM

Corpair Composites is in the process of renovating a 20,000-sq-ft facility in O’Fallon, Mo., and expects to begin operations there this fall. Avmats is the holding company for the new business aviation composite maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. “Last June I was approached by Butch Geissmen, chairman and CEO of Aviation Material and Technical Support [Avmats], about starting a composite shop. He said it was the missing piece of the Avmats puzzle,” Bill Kener, vice president of Composites for Corpair Composites, told AIN.

Previously Kener spent 20 years running the composite shop for Jet Aviation-St. Louis, a facility he developed and ran for the MRO. Before that he spent 20 years running the composites shop for Atlantic Aviation Wilmington.

Corpair Composites will initially specialize in the repair and fabrication of Falcon, Sabreliner and Bombardier composite components such as wing overlays, speed brakes and fairings. The facility is equipped with dedicated clean rooms, hot-bonders and ovens. Additionally, the company will provide landing gear, thrust reverser, starter generator and other hydraulic or mechanical component/instrument maintenance, repair and overhaul services.