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King Aerospace leverages
nearly 30 years of
experience to modify and
maintain military fleets.
by Ronnie Wendt
he U.S. military increasingly turns to
civilian maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities to modify and
maintain aircraft and keep its fleet
operationally ready. But the military
does not send this work to just any
MRO. Custom military interior and
exterior modifications require an experienced
MRO equipped to modify and maintain aircraft
to exacting military standards.
Government specifications significantly impact
military work. For instance, when the U.S. Air Force
solicits bids, it publishes a statement of work and gives
specific Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations
(DFARs) to comply with. However, Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Companies, says the work is
largely the same. King speaks from experience; the
28-year-old company started by his father, Jerry King,
handles both corporate and military work.
He says King Aerospace
provides high-level aircraft support services to
both domestic and foreign
governments and military
organizations. The Addison,
Texas-headquartered company designs, develops and
modifies special-mission
aircraft and provides specialJarid King, president
mission equipment operators
of King Aerospace
and training to military orgaCompanies.
nizations around the world.
The company also manages and maintains government-owned aircraft fleets and subcontracts work
from major defense contractors. And, King Aerospace
As a subcontractor for Northrop Grumman, King
Aerospace provides life-cycle services for a fleet
of highly modified turboprop aircraft used for
intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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Editor's Takeoff: We Are Alone, Together
Developing a Strong Bond
Tech Spotlight: Meeting Military Standards
Paints and Coatings: State of the Industry Report: Aircraft Paints & Coatings
Special Feature: Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?
MRO Feature: The Journey of Elliott Aviation
Product Focus: Ladders, Stands & Platforms - Build, Tear Down, Reuse
ARSA Insight: What Relief Looks Like
GAMA Insight: Strengthening the General Aviation Workforce
Professionalism: Compassionate Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Shop Talk: Welcome to Papa's Playhouse
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Developing a Strong Bond
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Tech Spotlight: Meeting Military Standards
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Special Feature: Does Your Coating Thickness Meet Spec?
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - MRO Feature: The Journey of Elliott Aviation
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Product Focus: Ladders, Stands & Platforms - Build, Tear Down, Reuse
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - ARSA Insight: What Relief Looks Like
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - GAMA Insight: Strengthening the General Aviation Workforce
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Aircraft Maintenance Technology - Professionalism: Compassionate Leadership During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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