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Air Plains Services continues to be the leading expert in Cessna aircraft. We specialize on engine upgrades, FAA-PMA parts fabrication and continual airworthiness of your aircraft. Our skilled technicians can upgrade your avionics and perform maintenance at affordable prices. With our commitment to apply new technologies and know-how, we continue to offer performance and improvements to more aircraft owners.
Our goal is to make your aircraft unique with our STC upgrades. We have designed our products to deliver the performance needed to add more pleasure to your flying. We are committed to provide guidance along the way with excellent customer service and support with FAA-PMA parts to maintain the continual airworthiness of your aircraft.
Our most current documents are available for download below. Check back often to make sure you have the latest revision of the files. Under installation support you will find additional help and tips as it relates to our engine upgrades and aircraft maintenance in general.
Besides customer satisfaction, one of our main goals is to provide continual airworthiness to your aircraft. We are never done adding more features to the upgrade kits. This is why we fabricate our FAA-PMA parts in-house. We are able to reduce cost significantly and provide a product that meets our kit quality standards. We are here to provide future support in your maintenance.
Mike Kelley started doing aircraft maintenance in 1977 in a hangar on Wellington’s municipal airport, hanging out his shingle as Air Plains Services, a nod to both the Great Plains of southcentral Kansas and the region’s reputation for aviation. Just a few miles north is Wichita, home to aviation legends Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman and known today as the Air Capital of the World. It wasn’t long, though, before Kelley and his wife, Carolyn, turned a passion for flying and for innovation into an industry leader as an airplane transformer, turning legacy Cessna pistons into power singles with STCs for Extreme Performance engine upgrades. Forty-five years later, the company still ranks as the leader in engine upgrade STCs and has added a wide range of avionics upgrades, propeller STCs, PMA parts, specialty manufacturing, interiors, and, of course, full aircraft maintenance.
“The performance of my C-180 after the Engine Upgrade has far exceeded my expectations! The interior and avionics installation are works of art, as well. However, it was the people at Air Plains that made a major undertaking a pleasurable experience.”
“I really wanted more power and the Air Plains upgrade has it. We’re getting a big increase in speed and 1000fpm climb rate, and we’re really pleased with the gas consumption. Air Plains is just so easy to deal with and I love great value in service!”
“Airplains took my inquiry from Europe very serious and they have delivered an outstanding job and service. The 300HP engine has taken me safely three times over the North Atlantic. I can well use that power here on small strips and in the mountains in Switzerland”