Avionics News July 2017 - 47
facility at Leesburg Executive Airport;
10,000-square-foot facility at
Hagerstown Regional Airport
WHAT THEY DO:
Cycle Aviation is an FAA Part
145 repair station servicing
fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.
FOUNDED: 2014 by Mark Granger
AEA MEMBER SINCE: 2015
Avionics lead technician
Jimmy Franklin bench tests avionics.
phase inspections, prepurchase inspections, line maintenance,
and maintenance tracking and management services. We even do
engine changes and Heavy C checks on Falcon Jets."
Granger credits great customer service for Cycle Aviation's
quick growth. He is already thinking ahead to what will help grow
the repair station in the future.
"We're working on procuring tooling and personnel to start
an interior refurbishment shop," he said. "We expect to have it
operational by year-end 2017."
As a multiengine-rated pilot who flies a fully restored Piper
Cherokee and Cessna 310, Granger understands the avionics
industry from the maintenance technician's and operator's
"The digital era is upon us," he said. "Whether you're a heavy
commuter or a modest sightseer, technology has advanced to
a level that the information available to the pilot is amazing.
Knowledge is key. With the latest processors coming to the cockpit
and cabin, flying becomes so much safer and fun for everyone." q
Cycle Aviation's 20,000-square-foot hangar at
Leesburg Executive Airport holds more than a dozen
aircraft scheduled for installations and repairs.