Fort Worth, Texas-based Trimec Aviation grew out of a partnership among three classmates in an A&P program to become the only shop dedicated exclusively to providing service for the Westwind.
The DunnAir Business Jet Completion Center, which was scheduled to open its doors earlier this year at Tucson International Airport, is now forecasting an official July 1 opening.
DunnAir Business Jet Completion Center has received its repair station certificate from the FAA. The Tucson, Ariz.-based company at Tucson International Airport already has 44 employees and expects to have 150 on the payroll by this time next year. The facility is located in a 235,000-sq-ft hangar capable of simultaneously holding as many as four Boeing 747s, making it the largest completion and refurbishment center in the U.S.
DunnAir, which opened its doors for business earlier this year, had to shut them between August 4 and August 14 when founder and chief executive Dale Dunn and some of the Tucson-based completion center’s investors “had a slight difference of opinion. They thought they should own more of the company than I thought they should own,” said Dunn. “We’ve since signed a new agreement and made peace.”