Heavy Maintenance

Heavy Maintenance

AVEX is an FAA and EASA-approved repair station

      FAA Certificate No. PHPR948K
      EASA Certificate No. EASA.145.5438.

AVEX progressed from painting aircraft to performing light checks and repairs to providing heavy maintenance and modification services.  Each level of increasing sophistication and complexity of the service we provide is backed with the required personnel, processes, equipment, and tooling, as well as regulatory and customer training and authorization. Our workforce is assembled of aviation veterans with extensive experience in aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (“MRO”) industry, while also partnering with local community colleges to launch the careers of budding graduates of aviation programs.

Our 120,000 square-foot facility, comprising three large hangars (the largest hangar capable of accommodating a 747-size aircraft), offices, a stockroom, and backshops is located at the southwest side of Acadiana Regional Airport (“ARA” or “KARA”). Our large and well-maintained ramp space has direct access to the 8,000-foot runway, and with space earmarked for future expansion of our hangar capacity.

AVEX has an impressive suite of in-house shops and process capabilities including repairs and fabrication of Sheetmetal, Floorboards, and Composite Structures, Non-destructive Testing, Machining, Fuel Tank Repairs, and Electrical Wiring Fabrication and Repairs.

At AVEX, we strive to be long-term partners of the airlines and aircraft operators and to be the heavy maintenance base of their choice. We are committed to meeting the turn time and quality expectations with every aircraft inducted into a heavy maintenance check at AVEX. We believe in maintaining integrity and transparency with our customers and regulatory authorities and receiving their feedback on how we can continuously improve our performance.  Our goal is to ensure the safety of the aircraft and we continually emphasize to our employees that Safety is paramount!