Western Jet Aviation, a StandardAero company, has received certification as a FAA Part 145 Repair Station at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport (OPF). The facility will provide maintenance and avionics services for large-cabin business aviation aircraft in Florida.
Western Jet Aviation was acquired by StandardAero in February 2023, and is well-known for its facility in Van Nuys, California, which is one of the largest independent business jet maintenance providers specializing in Gulfstream aircraft services including heavy airframe maintenance, structural repair, engine line maintenance, avionics installations, engineering services and interior soft good upgrades.
“We are excited to bring the exceptional level of service and support to Gulfstream operators in and around Opa-locka that customers have come to expect from our Van Nuys location,” said Cooper Skeen, maintenance supervisor.
According to Katie Higgins, VP/GM of Van Nuys and Opa-locka locations, expanding into the southern Florida region allows the company to also extend support to existing customers who may require service on the east coast when they are away from southern California.
StandardAero’s Western Jet Aviation locations in Van Nuys and Opa-locka complement other StandardAero business aviation MRO sites in Springfield, Illinois, Dallas and Houston, Texas, Augusta, Georgia, and Gosport, UK. The company also has regional service centers located in the U.S, Brazil, U.K., South Africa and Singapore in addition to Mobile Service Teams around the world to support wherever operators fly.