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Pilatus Aircraft Services

Pilatus PC-24 & PC-12 Services

Cutter Aviation is an Authorized Pilatus Service Center and an FAA certified repair station that offers comprehensive full-service airframe services, inspections, support, avionics and interior refurbishment.

Engine Services

  • Dedicated Engine Management and Sales personnel on staff
  • Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 Pilatus Inspections
  • Borescope Inspections Reports
  • In house Hot Section Inspections
  • Overhaul utilizing P&WC authorized overhaul facilities
  • Compressor Wash Service
  • In depth Troubleshooting and Repair
  • Finnoff Upgrade (PC-12/45 & PC-12/47 Only)

Technicians

Our Pilatus service teams consist of experienced aviation professionals including:

  • FAA Certificated PART 145 Repair Station
  • Licensed A&P Technicians with OEM Factory Training
  • Quality Control Department with IA-qualified Aircraft Inspectors
  • Sales and support representatives

Refurbishment

Interior Services

  • Soft goods refurbishment
  • Installation of custom carpets and carpet runners
  • Air stair step-tread replacement
  • Custom thermal and acoustic packages
  • Crew and cabin seat refurbishment
  • Safety harness re-webbing
  • Custom plating
  • Paint
  • General touch-up
  • Tail number change – cowl, vertical tail
  • Control surface & panel re-paint, touch-up (landing gear / gear doors)

Airframe Services

  • Authorized Pilatus Service Center: PC-12 series & PC-24
  • Corrosion Inspections & Repairs
  • 10 Year Wing Demate Inspections
  • Owner/Seller Technical Evaluations
  • Propeller Inspections- overhaul, balance, paint and repair
  • 24/7 AOG Services
  • Maintenance tracking and management
  • NDT Services available
  • Touch Up and Component Painting
  • Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Structural Repairs
  • Air Conditioning Repairs

Avionics

Cutter Aviation provides comprehensive avionics and instrument overhaul and repair services. We specialize in custom installations and retrofit systems, and are an authorized avionics service center for all the top equipment manufacturers. Specialties for any of the above manufacturers include:

  • Authorized Honeywell Service Center: MSP Insurance Plans
  • Authorized Garmin Dealer: Garmin G600 TXi Avionics Upgrade (PC-12/45 & PC-12/47 Only)
  • GOGO WiFi, cabin and passenger entertainment systems
  • 91.411 and 91.413 Pitot Static Systems inspection and tests
  • RVSM Certification
  • FAR 91.207 ELT inspections
  • Service and Repair
  • Installation and Upgrade Capabilities
  • Satellite, lightning and weather radar systems
  • Terrain and traffic warning systems
  • WAAS GPS Navigation Systems
  • Autopilot Systems

Parts

Our parts department prides itself on quick and reliable service! Our office hours of support are 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday-Friday.

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    Technical services staff

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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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    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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    Kris Brune

    Pilatus Technical Services Advisor TX
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    Kris Brune is the Pilatus Technical Services Advisor for the state of Texas. In this role, he oversees work order implementation and customer support for Pilatus clients at Cutter Aviation’s FAA Part 145 Repair Station in Addison, Texas.

    Kris was born into an aviation-oriented family, where both his father and grandfather served in the US Navy, had their pilot’s license and owned several single-engine and twin-engine aircraft. Growing up with the love of aviation in the family, Kris knew he was destined to be in the aviation industry and wanted to be around aircraft for the rest of his life.

    Kris’ first job in aviation started out at Fort Worth Meacham Airport where during his high school summer vacations, he would be in charge of cleaning two Hawker 800’s and a Jet Stream. At that point, he knew he wanted to get more hands-on with the aircraft and help mechanics with general maintenance tasks.

    After graduating from high school Kris started working for Jet Works Aviation where he became a maintenance assistant. This job experience helped him realize the importance of getting his Airframe and Powerplant licenses, so he enrolled at Tarrant County College and attended classes at night while working during the day. After completing his certification, Kris became a full-time Aircraft Technician and Crew Chief a year after.

    In 2003 Jet Works became Jet Work Air Center and Kris took on new responsibilities as Program Manager for the Pilatus and Piaggio Maintenance Programs. 2013 Jet Works Air center was acquired by Greenpoint Aerospace and he was appointed as Program Supervisor.

    Having a love for aviation from an early age, and always looking for the best opportunities, Kris joined the Cutter Aviation team in August 2018.

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Pilatus service locations

Denver, CO (APA)303.799.9999 

Dallas-Addison, TX (ADS)469.518.5770 

Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX)602.273.1237 

San Antonio, TX (SAT)210.340.6780