Airport welcomes new maintenance operation

Posted By | June 30, 2011 12:00 am

Enhanced services. Charles McGaughy, owner of Mack Air, LLC, (left) shares a lighter moment with Wade Storie, the company’s primary mechanic at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. Airport officials and Mack Air recently consummated an agreement for aircraft repair and maintenance services, which began on June 20.

Mack Air, LLC, a leading provider of aircraft repair and maintenance services, began operations at Upper Cumberland Regional Airport, on June 20.
The company has brought additional services, including professional airframe and powerplant mechanics, as well as two with inspection authorities, to the Upper Cumberland area.
“The Upper Cumberland Regional Airport Board, Region-Air, as well as myself, are very pleased to welcome Mack-Air, LLC, owned by Charles McGaughy, to our airport,” stated Airport Manager Jim Kmet. “The local pilots based here will also benefit by Charles’ years of experience and expertise in aviation maintenance, minimizing the need to travel with their aircraft seeking specialized services.”
A well-run aviation operation is just another component that industry looks at when selecting a potential community in which to locate.
Mack-Air’s presence is expected to create an immediate increase in air traffic here, which will also increase revenues from fuel sales, along with maintenance service and supplies.
The company also operates a maintenance shop at Shelbyville Municipal Airport.
“Mack Air has a longstanding reputation for the highest quality of Aviation Technical Services in this region, which will help showcase our communities’ commitment to excellence in a broad range of attributes,” said Kmet. “Charles has already hired one employee and expects to grow to 3 to 4 employees soon.”
Putnam County native Wade Storie will be the primary mechanic at UCRA, working under the direction of McGaughy.
Storie, who is also a private pilot, has twelve years experience in the aviation industry and holds an A&P license.
“We are pleased to have a presence at Upper Cumberland and pledge to offer professional aircraft services to our customers on the plateau,” stated McGaughy, a pilot, A&P and IA himself.

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