Alvin Varnadore, Maintenance Manager

January 23, 2023

Alvin Varnadore oversees team of a dozen maintaining U.S. Army Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Grew up in Orlando, Fla., and served 21 years in the Air Force, starting in avionics and moving into maintenance and management. Worked on B-52s, AWACs, KC-135s, with postings including California, North Carolina, Iceland and Lakehurst. […]

Barbara King Answers Call of All Hands on Deck

December 20, 2022

Barbara and Jerry King – King Aerospace’s founder and chairman – met on a blind date during a visit to Dallas from her hometown of New Orleans not long after her graduation from nursing school. She fell in love with Dallas and then with Jerry. Thirty-seven years of marriage later, they’ve lived the “for better, […]

King Installs First Winglets on Citation X

December 8, 2022

King Aerospace recently completed, for the first time, installation of performance-enhancing elliptical winglets on a Cessna Citation X at its modification, maintenance and paint facility in Ardmore, Oklahoma. King Aerospace is now an approved installer for the modification built by Winglet Technology, a Wichita, Kansas, company that has designed winglets for Citation aircraft since 2002. […]

Marking 30 Years with a Royal Affair

December 5, 2022

Elvis arrived in a sequined jumpsuit, and Marilyn wore that legendary white dress while singing “Happy Anniversary, Mr. President” to Jarid King, and “Happy Birthday” to his father and founder, Jerry King. Longtime King Aerospace team members came to the party, too, as did team members executing our mission from distant Southcom and Africom military […]

Inside Look: Aircraft Painting Prep Lays Foundation for Perfect Finish

November 17, 2022

Whether it’s the front door of a home or a VVIP Boeing Business Jet, any experienced painter knows that prep work makes the difference in how a paint job turns out and holds up. From the first coat stripped from an aircraft to the last coat applied for a colorful design, King Aerospace’s paint team […]

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