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About Leading Edge Services
Headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with facilities across the United States, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. has one of the most advanced, commercial aircraft services companies in the world. Specializing in commercial and military aircraft painting, the company also provides a wide range of commercial services, including fuel system servicing, mod-center support, contract labor, line-turn maintenance, composite and sheet metal, long and short term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and strip and painting services to various branches of the United States Military. For more information, visit our web site.
New Fort Worth Texas Hangar Complex Position’s Leading Edge Among World’s Elite Providers
Leading Edge Aviation Services (LEAS), the world’s largest aviation paint and coatings company, announced today the addition of a new VIP wide body hangar complex in Fort Worth Texas. The new location expands Leading Edge’s capacity for climate controlled VIP wide body paint projects. The facility also includes a fully integrated completions center for narrow and wide body VIP completions. Tohnni Jones, formerly of MAV Aircraft Services, will spearhead the completions division, which will officially be known as Leading Edge Completions.
“We have greatly increased our capacity with the addition of this state-of-the-art climate-controlled wide body paint facility, and have added the benefit of VVIP, and VIP completions capabilities. By combining the two offerings, we are able to provide the very highest level of customer service and quality to our clients ” said Mike Manclark, CEO, Leading Edge Aviation Services. “There’s never been a better time for Leading Edge to launch our completion efforts and take advantage of this anticipated industry need, and I assure you no company in the world will be doing it better than Leading Edge. The Fort Worth complex will also be dedicated to our very high profile VIP and corporate aircraft painting customers.”
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the new complex will offer exclusive customer amenities and a high-end manufacturing that is second-to-none. Temperature and humidity controls provide an optimal decorative paint finishing environment. The company’s elite team of designers, craftsmen, engineers and artisans will collaborate with customers to create stunning, custom designs. We will fabricate – in-house - all components related to VIP and VVIP completions. Leading Edge has a complete design center, engineering capabilities, cabinet and component fabrication, structures, maintenance, upholstery/seat design, cabinet finishing, emulsion transfer, certification, and exterior paint services. With this launch, Leading Edge becomes just one of a handful of companies capable of serving global clientele of this caliber.
“I am thrilled to join Leading Edge as we build our brand in this exciting and growing market place,” said Tohnni Jones, President of Leading Edge Conversions. “We share a true passion for excellence that the world’s most discerning customers simply won’t find anywhere else. And with Leading Edge’s workforce and commitment to quality and reduced turn times, we will set the bar at a level not currently achievable at our competitors.”
President Leading Edge Completions
Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. has facilities across the United States. Leading Edge is the most advanced commercial aircraft services company in the world. Specializing paint and completions for commercial, private, VVIP and military aircraft, Leading Edge delivers a wide range of aircraft services including fuel systems, mod-center support, contract labor, line-turn maintenance, composite and sheet metal work, aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and strip & paint. For more information, visit www.leadingedgecorp.com
SANTA ANA, CA – Not even a global recession could stop Leading Edge Aviation Services Corp. (LEAS) from reaching its 9th consecutive quarter of growth. While airlines everywhere were busy shuttling passengers to their summertime destinations, Leading Edge was hard at work inking new contracts and making plans to substantially grow its overall capacity.
The world’s largest aircraft painting company, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, attributes the growth to a combination of competitive pricing, unmatched quality and a willingness to continually adapt in an industry that thrives on innovation.
“We continue to outpace our competitors because of our focus on building lifetime relationships with our clients,” said Mike Manclark, CEO, LEAS. “Making customers look good and getting things done right has always been our number one priority. In the past twenty years, we’ve built a rock solid reputation for going the extra mile. And in this business, those things make all the difference.”
With bookings currently at near capacity, Leading Edge is now eyeing places for expansion facilities, including locations throughout the South and Northeast. The timing is particularly important given that the company has recently inked contracts for an additional 45 aircraft from four major airlines – all of which will need to be completed by year’s end.
“We’re aggressively looking for new opportunities to grow our capacity from coast-to-coast,” added Manclark. “Bookings with military aircraft, fleets and specialty one-offs are all up, and will continue to rise over the foreseeable future. So we’re expanding to continually enhance our flexibility and convenience, something customers truly appreciate.”
About Leading Edge Aviation Services
Headquartered in Santa Ana, CA with facilities across the United States, Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. is one of the most advanced, commercial aircraft services companies in the world. Specializing in commercial, private, and military aircraft painting, the company also provides a wide range of commercial services, including fuel system, mod-center support, contract labor, line-turn maintenance, composite and sheet metal, long and short-term aircraft storage, field audits, fleet assessments, interior deep cleaning, and strip and painting services to various branches of the United States Military. For more information, visit www.LeadingEdgeCorp.com.