The Pacific Northwest’s Solution for Value Aircraft Maintenance

Leading Edge Jet Center is the choice in personal aircraft maintenance and repair in Redmond and Bend, Oregon offering personalized solutions to our customer’s every need. Offering more than picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views, Oregon is sales-tax free for parts and labor, making our strategic locations a sought-after destination for aircraft upgrades. With 150 years of combined aircraft maintenance experience, let the expertise of our friendly staff take care of your maintenance needs.

FAA Authorizations

Citation
King Air

Service Center Designations

Baron
Bonanza
Cirrus
Diamond

Avionics

Garmin
S-Tec (Geneses Avionics)
Avidyne Avionics
L3 Avionics

Maintenance

Repair

Overhaul

Maintenance Crew

MAINTENANCE

At LEJC, we believe that business should be personal – a sentiment that permeates all of our daily operations and interactions. All of our courteous, highly trained and certified staff are always available to provide cost-effective solutions with unparalleled quality of service and comfort for any aircraft need.

  • Avionics Services
  • Clean Air & decontamination solutions
  • Scheduled and unscheduled maintenance
  • Major/minor airframe modifications
  • Full sheet metal and structural repair
  • Routine, calendar, hourly and monthly inspections
  • Pre-purchase evaluation
  • Engine line maintenance services
  • Corrosion and composite repairs
  • Maintenance tracking and analysis
  • Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Structural and composite repairs
  • AOG services worldwide
  • Consulting Services
  • Wheel Shop Services
  • Aircraft Parts Sales & Services

REPAIR

Regular service and preventative maintenance checks can extend the life of an aircraft and ensure it is always in peak performance. In order to maintain an aircraft’s airworthiness, the Federal Aviation Administration states that most aircraft will need some type of preventive maintenance after every 25 hours of flying time and minor maintenance at least every 100 hours. Call us today for all your scheduled maintenance needs, including:

 

  • Line maintenance checks
  • A, B, C and D level checks
  • Landing gear and retraction checks 
  • Hull and exterior inspections
  • Structural inspections
  • Engine maintenance
  • Parts replacements

OVERHAUL

Every few years, it is important to perform a full overhaul of an aircraft to ensure its airworthiness and to guarantee its safety. Our trained and expert maintenance professionals can provide tailored solutions to your specific aircraft, keeping it in peak performance for years to come. Overhaul services include:

 

  • Windshield replacement
  • Avionics upgrades and replacements
  • In-depth lubrication of all fittings and cables
  • Propeller and engine overhauls
  • Detailed damage and corrosion inspections
  • Wing bolt inspections

CHRIS GONZALES, Avionics Manager

Christopher has been involved in the Avionics field for over 40 years and has been involved in every aspect of the field from the planning, execution, and completion of projects.

Chris served in the United States Air Force for 10 years, working on aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, Lockheed SR-71, U-2, TR-1 Northrop T-38, and the Boeing KC-135. After his service, Chris was hired by American Eagle Airlines in San Luis Obispo, CA, entering the civilian Avionics field and earning various awards and letters for his outstanding performance. After his time at American, Chris relocated to Michigan where he began working for Chrysler Pentastar Aviation in Waterford. While at Chrysler, he was trained on business jets which included Gulfstreams, Hawkers and Citations. Chris was directly involved in the first Gulfstream IV Honeywell Heads up display installation. He also assisted with engineering in the installation of the first Gulfstream IV Satellite Television installation.

His experience from piston aircraft such as Cessna, Piper, and Beech to turbine aircraft such as King Air, Premier Jet, Gulfstream, Hawkers, and Cessna business jets and rotorcraft has given him the unique perspective on the Avionics systems for the various aircraft flying today. Chris strives to deliver to his customers the best customer service.

 

EMMITT HAMM, Maintenance Manager

Emmitt is Leading Edge Jet Center’s Maintenance Manager for the Redmond, Oregon location, bringing over 40 years of experience, knowledge and expertise in aviation maintenance to the team. Emmitt began his career in the US Navy as a fighter jet mechanic, moving on to work in the Aerospace industry helping to put satellites in space, aerial firefighting and various repair stations working on a wide variety of commercial and military aircraft. Moving on to general aviation, War Bird restoration and Corporate flight departments as mechanic, inspector, and Director of maintenance. Flight Safety and manufactures trained in Beechcraft, Cessna, Airbus, Pratt & Whitney, Safran and many more. As a pilot he understands and is committed to quality and attention the details that ensure safety and reliability, his personal assurance that he will be happy to go for a test flight before the job is done.

 

NATHAN ATKINSON

Nathan brings over 25 years of A&P/IA mechanic experience to Leading Edge Jet Center. Nathan is a military veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps as a mechanic working on CH-46 Helicopter power plants and power plant related systems. Within the general aviation sector, he is experienced in single and twin engine piston/turbine Beechcraft, Cirrus, Cessna, Piper, Pilatus, Dassualt Falcon, Epic LT, Pratt & Whitney, Honeywell, Lycoming, and Continental.

 

At LEJC, we believe that business should be personal – a sentiment that permeates all of our daily operations and interactions. All of our courteous, highly trained and certified staff are always available to provide cost-effective solutions with unparalleled quality of service and comfort for any aircraft need.

Schedule your next maintenance event with us today and experience the service and value you deserve.

Redmond

Emmitt Hamm
(541) 797-0555
ehamm@leadingedgejet.com

Bend

Nathan Atkinson
(541) 241-5056
natkinson@leadingjet.com

Avionics

Chris Gonzales
(541) 388-0019 ext. 106
cgonzales@leadingedgejet.com

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