KERRVILLE, Texas – Gulf Avionics, an avionics maintenance and repair operation (MRO), has located its headquarters and operations in a 7,000-square-foot hangar at Kerrville/Kerr County Airport in Texas’ Hill Country.
“Kerr County is positioned in a very unique space within Texas. The beauty and expanse of the Hill Country lends itself to those that enjoy the outdoors and appreciate the feel of wide-open spaces,” said Chris Todtenhausen, vice president of business development for Gulf Avionics and RBR Aviation. “We devoted nearly a year in our search for a better location, which now provides easy access to a large group of targeted customers, and we expect to continue growing.”
Gulf Avionics, an official dealer for manufacturers including Garmin, Honeywell, Trans-Cal, and PS Engineering, will offer inspection and general maintenance assistance to hundreds of aircraft owners and operators as it grows its presence in KERV and throughout the Austin-San Antonio corridor, home to 4.5 million people, company officials noted.
The new Kerrville headquarters is now servicing tenants on the field and having customers fly in from nearby areas. The company has started the process of recruiting talent and hiring local employees, with plans to create 50 new jobs. According to company officials, avionics technicians will earn upward of $75,000 in annual wages, which will infuse more than $16 million into the local economy.
Kerrville’s growing aviation and aerospace cluster is centered around the airport and the Airport Commerce Park, both of which are home to Mooney International Corporation, Dugosh Aviation (aircraft maintenance), the Hill Country Aviation Flight School, Aeromax USA (aircraft appraisal), and Air Evac EMS.
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