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At a recent AEA International Convention & Trade Show, AEA President Paula Derks asked member companies the following
question: What's working for you? Derks challenged AEA members to share their success stories, best practices and ideas
that are working for their respective companies. This article is part of a series that highlights how AEA member companies
recognized challenging economic circumstances, and how they responded and overcame them.

What's

Working?

Business initiatives that are elevating companies to success
S T O R Y

B Y

T H O M A S

I N M A N

Passion fuels
Constant Aviation's
growth in Cleveland

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onstant Aviation of Cleveland, Ohio, started in
2005 with the purchase of an existing maintenance
organization tied to a fixed base operator. At that
time, the company employed about 20 people, working in
maintenance and avionics. Working for the company is passion,
which allowed it to grow at a double digit-rate every year for a
decade.
Constant Aviation outgrew the available space at Hopkins International Airport and started an operation at Cuyahoga County
Airport to the east of Cleveland. The Hopkins facility specializes
in large airframes, whereas the Cuyahoga facility specializes in
small- and mid-sized aircraft.
In the anniversary year, the company had grown to more
than 500 employees. By 2015, Constant Aviation had added
a multitude of capabilities, and in Cleveland, had grown from
one hangar at Cleveland Hopkins, to nine facilities in Cleveland
operating over two area airports.

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During the anniversary year, through the Constant Aviation
Rotable Exchange, the company added a 15,000-square-foot
showhouse facility that allowed it to increase the available parts
inventory by an additional $5 million, bringing total inventory
to more than $45 million with more than 50,000 line items. The
new showhouse became the primary location of the main distribution facility and has a state-of-the-art inventory system.
The mobile AOG team expanded that year. The company
completed the first installation of Rockwell Collins Venue Cabin
Management System in the Legacy 600, added a Midwest
regional sales manager, a new AOG operations manager, entered
an agreement with Liebherr-Aerospace for support of the landing
gear installed on the Embraer Legacy 600/650/Shuttle Executive
Jet family of aircraft, named a Bombardier program manager,
began offering a PMA'd kit to reinforce Beechjet 400A/XP
steps, signed a multiaircraft installation agreement, redesigned
the website, and added a vice president of AOG operations. The



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