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Aircraft Maintenance & Service at APA

Kevin Fenske
Manager of Aircraft Services, APA
303.799.9999

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APA

Denver Aircraft Maintenance
Centennial Airport

12180 E. Control Tower Rd. Englewood, CO 80112

Hours of Operation

0700-1600 / Mon – Fri

The Cutter Aviation Denver APA Service Team is an Authorized Pilatus PC-12 Service Center that offers comprehensive full-service airframe services, inspections, support, avionics and interior refurbishment. 

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Full support and Parts Service Center Capabilities. We provide 24/7, AOG and on-site services for your Aircraft. 

You can count on Cutter Aviation’s technical support team for all your emergencies. Our experts will be glad to assist you.

303.799.9999

Our Factory Authorized capabilities include:

 

Engine Services

  • Dedicated Engine Management and Sales personnel on staff
  • Annual and 100 Hour Inspections
  • Borescope Inspections
  • Hot Section Inspections
  • Overhaul with P&WC authorized overhaul facilities
  • Compressor and Turbine Wash
  • Troubleshooting and Repair

Airframe Services

  • Pilatus Service Center
  • Annual Inspections
  • 100 Hour Inspections
  • Corrosion Inspections & Repairs
  • Wing Pull Inspections
  • NDT Services available
  • Touch Up and Component Painting 
  • Aircraft Cleaning and Detailing
  • Technical Evaluations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Structural Repairs
  • Door Frame Repairs
  • Air Conditioning Repairs
  • STC upgrades
  • Pilatus Service Bulletin upgrades
  • Goodrich Support / Install center
  • Special Mission Pilatus PC-12 NG Spectre Support

Airframe Inspections

  • 100 Hour Inspections
  • Annual Inspections
  • Progressive Inspections

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:

  • Honeywell Service Center for Pilatus Airframes
  • ADS-B in/out solutions
  • HAPP
  • MPP
  • 91.411 and 91.413 Pitot Static Systems inspection and tests.
  • 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
  • WiFi (voice and data), cabin and passenger entertainment systems
  • Autopilot Systems
  • Glass panel upgrades

Technicians

Our Pilatus service teams consist of experienced aviation professionals including:

  • Licensed A&P Technicians with factory-authorized training
  • IA-qualified Aircraft Inspectors
  • Chapter 4 / Chapter 5 Research Experts
  • Sales and support

Interior Services

  • Soft goods refurbishment
  • Installation of custom carpets
  • Air stair step-tread replacement
  • Custom thermal and acoustic insulation packages
  • Crew and cabin seat refurbishment
  • Safety harness re-webbing
  • Custom plating

Paint

Cutter Aviation can provide basic paint services.

  • General touch-up
  • Tail number change – cowl, vertical tail
  • Control surface & panel re-paint, touch-up (landing gear / gear doors)

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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!

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!

Excelent experience!

Richard Dodge    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Great job from Kevin and his team!

Mike Kenny    KAPA - Denver, CO   

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

Steve Bernstein    KAPA - Denver, CO   

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

Lance Ward    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   

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   

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   

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   

Thanks for fitting us in

James MacGregor    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   

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   

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   

A+ SERVICE!

Bill Highfill    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   

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   

Change Nothing! it was all perfect!

Ronnie Gilley    KAPA - Denver, CO   

Everything was great. Amazing communication, even after hours when needed. Kevin is so helpful and Moly is the same!!!

Elijah Riggs    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   

Great team, great service.

Jimmy Hayes    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.

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

Robert Heckendorf    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   

Very professional maintenance team at Cutter APA

Tim Ochsner    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   

Molly Perry and Kevin Fenske were both exceptionally helpful and easy to work with. They took time to answer questions and walk us through the process. Great staff!

Erin Heringer    KAPA - Denver, CO   

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   

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   

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   

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    Will D. Cutter

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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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    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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