JL Aerospace started out in 2018, as a way to generate extra income for Josh O'Connor. As job circumstances changed, and the clear need for better maintenance services for South Central Montana became apparent, the business began to grow into what it is today: a premier aircraft maintenance provider serving South Central Montana. JL Aerospace serves airport locations from Laurel, MT to Deer Lodge, MT and everywhere in between. Josh O'Connor is a rated A&P mechanic with IA with 10 years experience in the aviation maintenance industry. He is also a rated fixed wing pilot with CMEL, CSEL, and Instrument. He holds a bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Science, and is very close to completing a Master's degree in Aeronautics with concentrations in Adult Aviation Education and Aviation Management. Josh has significant experience in multiple sides of the aviation industry, covering operations under 8 FAA parts, from Part 133 and Part 137 helicopter operations, to Part 135 charter operations and everything General Aviation. His 6 years experience as a mobile field mechanic has uniquely suited him to the mobile nature of JL Aerospace. He also has been involved in both Part 141 and Part 147 operations, and one day hopes to run a Part 147 school.
Billed at a flat rate, our annual inspections fulfill the scope and detail of Part 43, while going the extra mile in any kind of manufacturer specific recommendations. After the inspection is a completed, a list of squawks will be provided and a conversation will take place with the owner about what needs taken care of. We can work on anything from piston singles, to turbine helicopters.
From composite repairs and fabric work to oil changes and troubleshooting, JL Aerospace is capable of performing any kind of general aircraft service and maintenance on customer aircraft, in a safe manner, at a competitive price.
From Vortex Generator kits, to ADSB installations, and oil filter adapters, JL Aerospace has you covered when it comes to adding improvements to your aircraft.
ADSB, digital AI/DG's, GPS, radios, CHT/EGT monitors. Qualified Installer for all uAvionix products. These are just a few of the things JL Aerospace can get installed on your aircraft. Lately we have done several full avionics upgrades, with several projects in the works.
No maintenance at your airport? Don't want to figure out ferrying the aircraft to a different location for repairs? JL Aerospace is fully mobile, meaning you don't need to bring your aircraft to us, we can come to you. We will even come to you if you have it out in a field somewhere.
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