Thu, Mar 31, 2011
Owner Phil Lockwood To Sharpen Focus On Parts And
Sebring Aviation owner Phil Lockwood says he plans to sharpen
his focus on his core capability of parts and service for all
Rotax-powered aircraft, shifting resources from new aircraft sales
to expand the parts and service business: Lockwood Aviation Supply
and Lockwood Aviation Repair. Lockwood says he will eliminate
activities that align the company with any single brand of SLSA in
a bid to widen its appeal and market base in aircraft service.
Lockwood has owned Sebring Aviation for six years, and has
represented such manufacturers such as Tecnam, Flight Design, and
Air Creation. Going forward, Lockwood says Sebring Aviation will
continue to support the aircraft it has sold, and will sell used
LSAs. Sebring Aviation will also continue working directly with
various OEMs to provide specialized avionics installations for LSA
Lockwood Repair will continue to be a Flight Design service
center. "It's been a pleasure working with Flight design and that
relationship has allowed us to gain an extraordinary level of
expertise in servicing and performing major repairs on their
aircraft," Lockwood said.
Lockwood's companies have been headquartered at the Sebring,
Florida airport (KSEF) for 17 years. At this central location in
the aviation-intensive state of Florida, Lockwood says he is well
suited to serve a large pilot population that can fly to the
airport in a couple hours or less. The company also supports a
large group out-of-state customers with many Rotax components and
engines are shipped in for service and overhaul.
Lockwood Aircraft Corp will expand new production of the AirCam
twin-engine Experimental Amateur Built kit and its Drifter line.
The AirCam does not qualify as an LSA but has gathered a tremendous
following in the aviation community. "The AirCam represents a
bright spot in an industry. Where sales of most aircraft have
slumped in recent years, sales of the popular twin engine camera
plane have continued to increase," Lockwood said.
Lockwood established the Aero Technical
Institute (ATI) in 2004 as the Light Sport Aircraft sector was just
getting established. ATI offers factory-authorized training for
mechanics and owners allowing field services to a variety of
airframes. Such factory training is essential for LSA maintenance,
and ATI now offers airframe courses for many of the popular
Light-Sport models sold throughout America. "By not representing
these same brands for sales, we believe we can do a better job of
serving the wider producer community," explained Lockwood.
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