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Airport hangar


Certified Repair Station
Metal building

Our Legacy

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.

Avionics Installation

Most customers chose to upgrade their avionics while they are in our shop. We have the capability to design and fabricate all of our aircraft panels in-house. Air Plains can perform 24 month altimeter and transponder certification per FAR 91.411 and 91.413. We can provide VFR and IFR Certifications. 

Aircraft maintenance

Part 145 Repair Station

Our expertise is listening to the customer and applying our know-how. We perform maintenance, STC upgrades and modifications on single engine Cessna aircraft. Unlike traditional shops, we understand the importance of the small details and continual airworthiness. 

Aircraft engine
Aircraft maintenance

Custom Fabrication

Besides producing parts for our STCs under our FAA-PMA Quality Control,  we are able to help with Owner/Operator produced parts under FAR 21.303(b)2 and to meet requirements for the numerous items not found via the OEM

Aircraft Upgrades

Customers that choose to have an engine installation at our facilities take advantage of other upgrades that we offer to create their ultimate flying machine.

Here to serve you

We strive to provide great service and keep the customer informed during maintenance. We provide General Aircraft Maintenance including Annual and 100 Hour Inspections. 

Preventive Maintenance

Engine upgrades is our business and we take it seriously. Preventive maintenance helps us keep your aircraft on tip- top shape and minimize unwanted surprises.

Aircraft engine maintenance
Flint aero auxillary fuel tanks

Open Line of communication

Estimates for each task

Inspections and repairs to exceed expectations

Design and fabrication of custom parts

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