Uvalde, Texas – Following the recent acquisition of Lancair by the Huffstutler family, the company has begun the process of repatriating kit manufacturing fixtures and equipment from their former location in Cebu in the Philippine Islands. Multiple containers of aircraft molds, fixtures, inventory and support equipment are being shipped to their new home in Uvalde, TX and will begin arriving in April 2017.
Team members have been hard at work since the company’s purchase in February 2017, unloading and organizing several tractor-trailer loads of parts and equipment from the company’s former headquarters in Redmond, OR into their new home. In the weeks ahead, the Lancair team will reinstall the manufacturing equipment in their new 5-hangar complex at Garner Field Airport (KUVA) in Uvalde, Texas. Bolstered by a new spirit of optimism in the US business sector, the company expects to return to full-scale kit manufacturing in the near future.
“The popularity of ’Make America Great Again’ certainly suggests that ‘Make Aviation Great Again’ is a worthy goal for our company and our country. We are looking forward eagerly to a role in the forefront of new developments in U. S. aviation.” states Mark Huffstutler, CEO of Lancair International.
Lancair’s new headquarters comprises some 88,000 square feet of climate-controlled hangar and office space. While still unpacking file cabinets and purchasing furniture, the company has already begun offering a variety of aircraft services from the new location. Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), inspections and avionics support services are available for both experimental and certificated aircraft, including piston and turbine-powered planes. Drawing on an experienced local aviation workforce, the Uvalde airport location also features on-site paint and interior refurbishment, making it a true “one-stop shop” for regional owners and operators of private aircraft of all types.
Existing Lancair kit and aircraft owners will also enjoy full support for new and replacement parts, technical assistance and support documentation.