David Clifton
Manager of Aircraft Services – PHX

P: (602) 267-4081
F: (602) 683-3168
E: dclifton@cutteraviation.com

Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor
Phoenix Sky Harbor Int’l Airport (PHX)
2802 E. Old Tower Road
Phoenix, AZ 85034-6000

David Clifton - Director of Maintenance - Cutter Aviation Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) and Cutter Aviation Phoenix Deer Valley (DVT)

Dave joined the Cutter Team in 2005 as the Director of Maintenance for the Charter Department. He has also served as the Flight Department Manager and worked extensively with the Repair Station’s management team.

From an early age, Dave had a passion for all things aviation. At age 12, he took a job sweeping hangars on the weekends just to be around the aircraft. This turned into helping the 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. Dave flew his first solo at 14 and then went on to obtaining the rest of his ratings.

Following family tradition, Dave proudly served in the United States Army. First as a UH-1H (Huey) mechanic/crew chief and then as an Air Traffic Controller. After the military, his focus was on a career in aircraft maintenance. Dave has almost 30 years as an A&P mechanic working on numerous airframes over the years. Before coming to Cutter Aviation, Dave served as the Director of Maintenance for two other air carriers.

Dave has the following FAA ratings: Airplane SEL/MEL, Gliders, Hot Air Balloons, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and held a CTO card for ATC while in the military. Today Dave works with Cutter Aviation’s Phoenix location overseeing maintenance for their 135 Charter Department and 145 Repair Station.