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Cutter Aviation knows that technical skill and professionalism matter—and we’re proud to exceed on both levels. We perform every step in the maintenance process to the highest standards, with no surprises or excuses before, during, or after. We provide top-tier service for the following aircraft: 

Aircraft maintenance

Cutter Aviation employs some of the best specialized technicians in the industry and continues the tradition of uncompromising quality and service on every aircraft that rolls into our hangars. Our Phoenix, AZ (PHX), Denver, CO (APA), Dallas-Addison, TX (ADS) and San Antonio, TX (SAT) locations provide full-service aircraft maintenance service.

Avionics Services

Our team tailors our airport maintenance services to fit your aircraft’s needs. We offer a diverse range of capabilities we will customize to you, including planning, installation, testing, and training.

Cutter Aviation is an Authorized Dealer for Garmin, Rockwell Collins, Avidyne, Aspen Avionics, Honeywell/BendixKing, and many other brands. We offer advanced solutions for flightdeck electronics and instrumentation.

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Very professional maintenance team at Cutter APA

Tim Ochsner    KAPA - Denver, CO   

I worked with Kevin Fenske regarding a significant avionics issue with my PC12. He was incredibly helpful and thorough. It was a pleasure working with him and I felt that the billing was extremely fair for the amount of work that was done. The detail provided by Kevin gave me a very high confidence level in the quality of work done by your shop. I would definitely take my aircraft back to the Denver location.

Robert Duncan    KAPA - Denver, CO   

The work was well thought and executed, and in a timely manner. Kevin Fenske is an excellent representative of your company. His progress reports and explanations for the work performed were well prepared. He definitely puts customer experience at the top of his work. We'll definitely be back at this facility in the future.

Dante Edwards    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Kevin and his team are the model for all Pilatus Service centers to follow. I fly 1500 extra miles to choose his team for their thorough, courteous, and passionate work

Travis Brown    KAPA - Denver, CO   

A+ SERVICE!

Bill Highfill    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Nothing comes to mind at the current time. Overall project went very smooth, communication was daily or as required, labor and component pricing was fair. During regular shop visits and unexpected drop-ins, the technical staff was active and working on our aircraft, visual shop aesthetics was as expected from a client's perspective (clean and well organized). Excellent job to the Cutter APA Team. Thank you!

William Highfill    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Great team, great service.

Jimmy Hayes    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Thanks for fitting us in

James MacGregor    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Service was exemplary, and communication was especially good. Thanks!

Steve Bernstein    KAPA - Denver, CO   

I've been working with Cutter APA for a few months now. I've been very impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and the professionalism of the staff. Kevin and Molly have been great to work with and I am pleased with the work that has been completed on our plane. I can speak for the owner of the plane as well and say we're happy to be doing business with Cutter Aviation and look forward to continuing the relationship.

Chris Hannah    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Kevin is a wonderful example of what the perfect maintenance experience should be. Wonderful communication, billing completely as expected, wonderful feedback on work performed, volunteered to help assure our problem was resolved moving forward... just an absolutely wonderful experience. Thank you for being a beacon of hope in the maintenance industry!!! Night and day difference here at Cutter Denver.

Jeremy Heimbach    KAPA - Denver, CO   

The performance of the Denver team should be the role model for every aircraft service company. The entire team strives to deliver a great experience. Thank you.

Jack Kucera    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Don't change anything! This team's level of professionalism is award-winning! Thank you guys for all the help and support!

Rebecca Montgomery    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Communication was great, service was friendly, and the work was well done.

Justin Baird    KAPA - Denver, CO   

The reason we travel to KAPA Cutter is for the service. Kevin and the crew there have been great to us. I recommend KAPA Cutter to every PC-12 owner I meet. Cutter and Mr. Fenske should be the models of that representation. Thanks again.

Von B, LLC    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Your team did an excellent job! I really enjoy working with Kevin, Kyle, and Molly.

Lance Ward    KAPA - Denver, CO   

I am very pleased with the service. The annual took a bit longer than expected, but that didn't matter as I was traveling anyway. Kevin and his team do an excellent job and the service is exquisite. I appreciate that throughout the year Kevin is available to answer questions as they arise and is extremely prompt in getting back to me. Tim DiPirro and Molly are also very helpful and responsive. I'm appreciative that Cutter took on the Pilatus maintenance

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Wally Obermeyer    KAPA - Denver, CO   
Wally Obermeyer    KAPA - Denver, CO   

I am very pleased with the service. The annual took a bit longer than expected, but that didn't matter as I was traveling anyway. Kevin and his team do an excellent job and the service is exquisite. I appreciate that throughout the year Kevin is available to answer questions as they arise and is extremely prompt in getting back to me. Tim DiPirro and Molly are also very helpful and responsive. I'm appreciative that Cutter took on the Pilatus maintenance and opened operations at KAPA. Being Colorado-based, having a facility in the state is super convenient. It makes owning and operating a Pilatus a joy. Feel free to use me as a reference.

Thank you for your assistance in getting our aircraft fixed. The expert troubleshooting by Carl coupled with Ryan’s ability to get the needed relays to Cutter Aviation at Centennial Airport resulted in an incredibly fast turn around for our aircraft. Of course, the expert maintenance support at Cutter from Mark who did the work and the rest of Kevin’s team who ensured the paperwork was completed correctly and the aircraft returned to service! The end result was we were in

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Greg Lund    KAPA - Denver, CO   
Greg Lund    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Thank you for your assistance in getting our aircraft fixed. The expert troubleshooting by Carl coupled with Ryan’s ability to get the needed relays to Cutter Aviation at Centennial Airport resulted in an incredibly fast turn around for our aircraft. Of course, the expert maintenance support at Cutter from Mark who did the work and the rest of Kevin’s team who ensured the paperwork was completed correctly and the aircraft returned to service! The end result was we were in the air by 5:00pm headed into the search area. We will attempt another search today, weather permitting and again tomorrow as the weather improves. Thanks again for your help!

Great job from Kevin and his team!

Mike Kenny    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Please change nothing ... Kevin made our experience beyond any expectations we had hoped for. This aircraft was our first ( a pc12). So our first experience came with a bit of trepidation. Until we met Kevin. Every detail was communicated effectively and clearly. I came from a corporate background, where customer service is everything. I managed 1200 employees, and almost 1.5b in sales. And we spent millions on customer service training. Not sure how Kevin was trained, but whatever

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John Milazzo    KAPA - Denver, CO   
John Milazzo    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Please change nothing ... Kevin made our experience beyond any expectations we had hoped for. This aircraft was our first ( a pc12). So our first experience came with a bit of trepidation. Until we met Kevin. Every detail was communicated effectively and clearly. I came from a corporate background, where customer service is everything. I managed 1200 employees, and almost 1.5b in sales. And we spent millions on customer service training. Not sure how Kevin was trained, but whatever it was... keep using it. He gets an 11 in my book!

Wouldn't change anything. Everyone was great. They got us in promptly and had us out the door 3 hours after receiving the part. Everyone was kind courteous and professional

Greg Elliott    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Kevin and the team are fabulous and I appreciate everyone's help. I will highly recommend Cutter Aviation to all my Pilatus friends.

Wally Obermeyer    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Kevin and the team at APA did a fantastic job and took care of a tough situation for us. We will definitely recommend them when able.

Mike Smith    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Change Nothing! it was all perfect!

Ronnie Gilley    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Kevin Fenske was an absolute joy to work with! His communication, follow up & follow-through were second to none. My annual experience was as good as it could be, all things considered, and I'll definitely be back. Thank you, Kevin & Cutter!

Ryan Tracy    KAPA - Denver, CO   

They did a good job all around I was kept up to date and informed of any issues. The shop and Kevin I think did a great job.

Shaun Dwyer    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Kevin Fenster and his crew are a pleasure to work with.

Robert Heckendorf    KAPA - Denver, CO   

This is the best service I have ever received in my 15 years in aviation. Kevin does an amazing job communicating status of aircraft and any issues. I received pictures many times during the process. Plane looked new when I picked it up. Thanks for the great team in APA.

Benjamin Dorman    KAPA - Denver, CO   

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    David Clifton

    Director of Technical & Flight Support Services
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    David Clifton is the Director of Technical & Flight Support Services for Cutter Aviation. David is responsible for supervising all aspects of Cutter Aviation’s 145 Repair Stations in Phoenix, AZ (PHX); Addison (ADS) and San Antonio (SAT), TX and Denver, CO (APA) as well as overseeing 135 Charter operations and the Client Relationship team.

    From an early age, he developed a passion for all things aviation. At the age of 12, he took a job sweeping hangars just to be around aircraft. This turned into helping mechanics with small tasks and washing aircraft between flights. A year later he was spending every weekend at the glider-port learning to fly sailplanes. David flew his first solo at 14 and went on to obtain the rest of his ratings: Airplane SEL/MEL, Gliders, Hot Air Balloons, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and he held a CTO card for ATC.

    Following family tradition, David proudly served in the United States Army; first as a UH-1H (Huey) mechanic/crew chief then as an Air Traffic Controller. After the military, he focused his career on aircraft maintenance. David has more than 30 years of experience as an A&P mechanic working on numerous airframes throughout the years. David joined Cutter Aviation in 2005 as the Director of Maintenance for the Charter Department. He previously served as the Director of Maintenance for two other air carriers.

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    Will D. Cutter

    Regional Maintenance Sales Manager
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    Will D. Cutter is the Regional Maintenance Sales Manager for Cutter Aviation Addison and San Antonio, TX locations. He is the dedicated point of contact for client ownership experience and is in charge of expediting post-sale maintenance to include managing and coordinating action plans with approved service centers.

    Will brings a valuable mix of industry knowledge to this role, particularly in the area of piston and turboprop products. Prior to joining Cutter Aviation, Will worked for Piper Aircraft, Inc. as a Marketing Analyst in their Digital Marketing division. Will gained in-depth understanding of Piper’s competitive advantages, target markets and client base while developing a new Customer Relationship Management system. Will also supported Piper’s marketing efforts through website curation and advertisement creation. Life-long exposure to the aviation industry coupled with his previous experience makes Will a remarkable addition to the Cutter Aviation team.

    Will is an FAA rated private pilot, currently pursuing his Instrument Rating and is looking forward to being certified to fly every aircraft Cutter Aviation sells. As a graduate of The University of Arizona, Will received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a concentration in Economics.

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    James Fisher

    Engine Program Sales and Client Relationship Manager
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    James Fisher is the Engine Program Sales and Client Relationship Manager for Cutter Aviation. James brings with him 25 years of solid aviation experience. Fisher began his career as an A&P mechanic and has held management positions with increasing responsibilities throughout the Aviation Industry. He held several positions in his 15 years at Pratt & Whitney Canada as an Engine Line Manager, Materials Manager, Operation Manager, and Continuous Improvement Manager for ACE (Achieving Competitive Excellence). In his last position as Director of Maintenance for N1 LLC his duties included setting up a heavy maintenance shop for the Honeywell HTF 7000, developing a Mobile Repair Team (MRT), implementing logistics, and managing the Fleet Maintenance Program for all Flexjet Aircraft in Arizona. He was also responsible for managing the operations of the repair station in West Virginia.

    James enjoys his leisure time watching or playing sports, specifically baseball.

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    Nels Peterson

    Customer Relations Manager
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    Nels Peterson is the Customer Relations Manager for Cutter Aviation Phoenix. He is responsible for ensuring new and existing maintenance clients receive best-in-class customer service. Being a certificated A&P Technician skilled in advanced troubleshooting, combined with his knowledge of aircraft systems and components, he is able to assist our customers with a wide array of technical support.

    Nels’ aviation career began while he was working at a flight school in Centennial, Colorado. While there he was able to trade maintenance for flight lessons. After successfully completing pilot training, he discovered his true passion was in maintaining aircraft. He went on to the airlines where he led technician crews in performing heavy maintenance checks.

    Nels joined the Cutter team as a technician in Phoenix and quickly proved himself to be a valuable asset to the company. In short order, he moved up to team lead and inspector after demonstrating his knowledge, skills and abilities. Nels continues to grow in his capacity with Cutter Aviation.

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    Adam Parish

    Manager of Aircraft Services, PHX
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    Adam Parish is the Manager of Aircraft Services at Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor. With over twenty-six years of accomplishments in avionics and maintenance sales, management, business development, STC development, avionics/maintenance installations and repair, he is an asset to the avionics team. Adam joined Cutter Aviation in 2003 with a position in Avionics Sales, and was eventually promoted to Avionics Sales Manager. He left the company in 2008 to pursue other opportunities and returned to Cutter Aviation in 2017.

    Previously, Adam was a Project Manager at Executive Aircraft Maintenance and a Director of Sales at Crownair Companies. He began his aviation career as an avionics and maintenance technician in the United States Air Force, working on heavy military refueling and transport aircraft as well as search and rescue helicopters.

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    Bruce Tanis

    Manager of Aircraft Services, SAT
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    Bruce Tanis as Manager of Aircraft Services for Cutter Aviation in San Antonio, TX. Bruce is responsible for managing all aspects of the maintenance operation including cost-effective utilization of department resources to meet or exceed service, avionics and aircraft upgrade requirements requested from Cutter Aviation’s maintenance customers.

    Bruce was raised around aviation and is the son of Peter Tanis, the inventor of the Tanis Engine Preheater. Growing up, Bruce’s family owned several FBOs and maintenance facilities where as soon as he was able to see over the engine cowling, he was helping in the shop.

    While attending school at Northwestern Bible College, Bruce worked as a line technician at Anoka County Blaine Airport. He later received an associate’s degree in Aviation Maintenance from Lake Area Technical College in South Dakota. After receiving his A&P License and becoming an IA, Bruce went on to work for several prestigious aviation companies which provided him with unparalleled experience in a wide array of airframes including Piper, King Air, Beechcraft, Honda, Hawker, TBM, Quest and Cessna aircraft as well as commercial airliners.

    Bruce has a Private Pilot License with SEL and MEL ratings. He is married and has two adult sons, who also followed in his family’s aviation path. When not working, he enjoys golf, playing music and most of all spending time with his grandkids.

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    Christopher Gradisar

    Manager of Aircraft Services, ADS
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    Christopher Gradisar is Cutter Aviation’s Manager of Aircraft Services in Addison, Texas. Mr. Gradisar is responsible for managing all aspects of the maintenance operation including the successful implementation of maintenance work order projects and cost-effective utilization of department resources to meet or exceed the service, avionics, and aircraft upgrade requirements requested from Cutter Aviation’s maintenance customers.

    Mr. Gradisar began his career with Cutter Aviation in 2005 when he was hired as Chief Inspector for Cutter’s maintenance facility at Dallas Executive Airport. In 2012 Christopher accepted the position as Service Supervisor where he directed the day-to-day operations for the shop. He started his aviation career working as an A&P for an aircraft maintenance provider in Pueblo, CO and later moved to Dallas, TX and worked as a floor inspector with Raytheon Aircraft.

    Christopher enjoys working on home improvement projects in his spare time as well as sailing and racing his MacGregor 26S sailboat. Mr. Gradisar also enjoys spending time with his two grown children and 15-month-old granddaughter.

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    Kevin Fenske

    Manager of Aircraft Services, APA
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    Kevin Fenske is the Manager of Aircraft Service at Cutter Aviation Denver. Kevin found his passion for aviation at a very young age. As a boy, he could be found watching the airplanes flying over his childhood home, playing with toy planes and building aircraft models.

    When he was 15, he got his very first job in aviation, washing airplanes at a small, local airport. After high school, Kevin attended Blackhawk Technical College and received his A&P Certification while working at Wisconsin Aviation, where he stayed for a total of 25 years with different positions, such as lineman for five years, then as an A&P Mechanic, Lead Technician, Inspector, and finally Aircraft Maintenance Manager of the same facility that he washed his first plane.

    Kevin has always been dedicated to learning and furthering his knowledge, experience and expertise. In 2001, he and his wife decided to relocate to Northern Wisconsin to gain more experience with the TBM 700, a plane that he had yet to work on. Kevin worked as a Maintenance Manager for Rice Lake Air Center in Cameron, WI, for 3 years. He threw himself into learning everything he could about the TBM world.
In 2004, Kevin decided to move back to Watertown. He returned to his aviation family at Wisconsin Aviation. He brought with him the vast knowledge he had learned about the TBM and with it, more business for the company. Over the next 11 years, Kevin helped the company grow by facilitating training for his team, increasing shop productivity by 40%, and building strong relationships with customers and vendors.

    In 2016, Kevin and his family moved to Colorado and again, he stepped out of his comfort zone and was excited to take a job where he could learn about Pilatus aircraft. He quickly moved up from Lead Tech to Customer Service Manager to Maintenance Manager. He helped grow the company in a very short amount of time and developed strong relationships with his team, his customers and the Pilatus Network.

    In his free time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and five kids. Learning to golf, and prepping for annual Elk hunts.

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