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AMETEK B&S
AIRCRAFT

LOCATION:
1414 S. Mosley
Wichita, KS 67211
PHONE: 316-264-2397

B&S Aircraft
focuses on solving
customers' needs
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t B&S Aircraft, Tim Fidler is always searching
for new opportunities to grow the component
repair business. He spends much of his time
meeting customers face-to-face, trying to discover their
pain points and uncover what's driving the market.
Previously family-owned and -operated, B&S Aircraft
started in 1965 to support
the repair needs of Cessna
Aircraft and, soon after,
Beechcraft. Throughout
the years, the Wichita,
Kansas-based company expanded, supporting additional
aircraft OEMs such as Pilatus, Piper and Mooney.
In 2007, publicly traded AMETEK purchased B&S
Aircraft and folded it in under the company's MRO
division alongside several other business units operating
throughout the U.S. Each unit focuses on a different
aspect of the repair business. B&S Aircraft specializes
in overhauling and repairing engine accessories and
electronic components, including starter generators and
hydraulic systems.
"We touch a variety of items, from fuel components
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on the Cessna 152 and 172 to the starter generator on the
Citation XLS+," Fidler said.
As an authorized repair center for Beechcraft, Cessna,
Pilatus and the U.S. military, B&S Aircraft supports OEMs,
fleet operators and MRO facilities. In addition to servicing
parts, it keeps a large inventory of components in stock.
B&S Aircraft also
is an authorized
repair station for
SAFRAN, Marathon
Flite-Tronics,
Weldon Pumps, Hartman Relays and KGS Electronics.
"A lot of people don't know that we're one of the
few places that service Marathon Flite-Tronics inverters
and converters as well as the de-ice components found
on most general aviation aircraft," said Fidler, who
previously served as transportation pilot and flight
instructor for Kansas State University and as regional
sales manager for Mid-Continent Instruments and
Avionics before coming to B&S Aircraft in early 2017.
In his role as business development manager for B&S
Aircraft, Fidler is responsible for growing the business



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