Following the receipt of Part 145 repair station certification from the FAA and European Union Aviation Safety Agency, Berry Aviation has opened a 31,000-sq-ft maintenance hangar at San Marcos (Texas) Regional Airport. “Overall, these improvements have increased the company’s ability to add new repair capabilities by tenfold,” Berry Aviation president and chief operating officer Stanley Finch said. “That, coupled with the new certifications, allows us to operate on a much wider range of aircraft and parts.”
The new hangar offers 19,300 sq ft of aircraft maintenance space, as well as a 3,500-sq-ft component repair and overhaul area and 2,800 sq ft for a parts department. “This new hangar adds enough aircraft capacity to give us an estimated 75 percent increase in hands-on maintenance work,” Finch added. “That added productivity expands our ability to service company aircraft and additional commercial maintenance customers.”
Its repair station certification includes airframe, powerplant, propeller, and accessories, with FAA authorization to work on Beechcraft King Airs, as well as some Cessna Citation and Bombardier Learjet models, among others. Founded in 1983, San Marco-based Berry Aviation provides a host of services, including government and defense charter services, on-demand cargo, MRO, and FBO. It operates a fleet of more than 25 aircraft, including Bombardier Dash 8s, Embraer EMB-120s, and Viking Twin Otters.